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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 November 2018

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1

What purpose do a shark's dermal denticles serve?

A
To increase its ability to hold prey once seized
B
To strengthen and protect its skin against injury, and aid in streamlining
C
To ward off parasites
D
To increase buoyancy
Select from the options above.
2

In 2009, which was the most dominant women's softball team, having won three of the last four Olympic tournaments and the last six Women's ISF XI World Championships?

A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Canada
D
United States
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these landlocked countries nevertheless has a navy?

A
Transnistria
B
Tajikistan
C
Switzerland
D
Vatican City
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4

What country was often called in western countries a "hermit kingdom" over the later part of the 16th to the beginning of the 20th centuries?

A
Thailand
B
Japan
C
Nepal
D
Korea
Select from the options above.
5

Where is an 'okina likely to be found?

A
On a map of the Moon
B
In a seafood salad
C
In the video game "Warcraft: Orcs and Humans"
D
In the written version of a Polynesian language
Select from the options above.
6

What was the first book to be printed in England, in 1477?

A
"Morte d'Arthur"
B
"The Canterbury Tales"
C
"The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres"
D
"The Game and Plays of the Chesse"
Select from the options above.
7

Who printed his own translations of a French romance "The Recwyell of the Historyes of Troy" and "The Game and Plays of the Chesse" in Bruges in 1474?

A
Thomas Malory
B
Richard Burton
C
Charles Dickens
D
William Caxton
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