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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 May 2019

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1

The Fandango originated in which country?

A
Brazil
B
Puerto Rico
C
Spain
D
Argentina
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2

Why did Captain James Cook give the name "The Sandwich Islands" to the Hawaiian Islands on his discovery of them on 18 January 1778?

A
They were first sighted by Jim Sandwich, the crewman on watch
B
He was eating lunch on the forecastle
C
On the horizon, they looked like a sandwich
D
He named them for John Montagu
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3

What is a cantaloupe?

A
Dance
B
Deer
C
Melon
D
Musical instrument
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4

An film pitched to Ealing Studios in 1944 (towards the end of WW II), filmed partly in Switzerland and Norway, and released in 1948 starring John Mills and co-written by his wife, novelist Mary Hayley Bell, concerned which notable British person?

A
George Mallory
B
Robert Falcon Scott
C
Doug Scott
D
Ernest Shackleton
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5

Whose name is associated with radical developments in a household cleaning tool?

A
Janes Madison
B
James Joyce
C
James Dyson
D
James Corden
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6

Which country, whose chief port is La Guaira, became a republic after seceding from the Republic of Colombia in 1830?

A
Caracas
B
Venezuela
C
Bolivia
D
Guatemala
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7

In the first 30 years since the first World Elephant Polo annual championship was held in 1982 how many countries have been represented among the winners?

A
2
B
7
C
3
D
30
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