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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 September 2021

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1

Bezique is what kind of game?

A
Card game
B
Guessing game
C
Board game
D
Throwing game
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2

What island, 1 mile from Manhattan, which has been used by the army as an isolation centre for infectious diseases (such as typhoid and TB) and as a drug rehabilitation centre, is now deserted?

A
Ellis Island
B
Rikers Island
C
Bedloe's Island
D
North Brother Island
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3

Who defected from Russia to the West at a Paris airport on 17 June 1961?

A
Mikhail Baryshnikov
B
Rudolph Nureyev
C
Vassily Nijinsky
D
Vera Zvonareva
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4

Which of these is an English fashion and portrait photographer, the winner of four Tony and two Academy Awards, whose costume design for the stage version of "My Fair Lady" (1956) led to his work on two film musicals, "Gigi" (1958) and "My Fair Lady" (1964)?

A
Cecil Beaton
B
David Bailey
C
George Eastman
D
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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5

In what month or months does the annual sardine run happen?

A
August
B
May to July
C
November and December
D
April
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6

By what name was the Castle of St Antoine that was built in Paris in 1369 as a fortress better known?

A
Old Bailey
B
Bedlam
C
Parkhurst
D
Bastille
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7

In a 1545 book Roger Ascham invented a word, "toxophily", meaning what?

A
Interest in infections
B
Use of poison
C
Love of or expertise in archery
D
Collecting weapons of war
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