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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 October 2021

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1

In which country is the city of Kandahar?

A
Iran
B
Turkey
C
Afghanistan
D
India
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2

What is the main material out of which a pool cue is usually made?

A
Bone
B
Ivory
C
Gutta-percha
D
Wood
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3

Which of these is an award-winning film about a literary critic, author and Oxford professor, the celebrated author to whom he was married, and their last years together as her dementia takes her?

A
Iris (2001)
B
The Notebook (2004)
C
A Song For Martin (2001)
D
Away From Her (2007)
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4

Which is an ingredient sometimes used in making a meringue?

A
Cream of rice
B
Crème Chantilly
C
Cream of tartar
D
Crème de la crème
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5

After discovering a new planet, Herschel named it Georgium Sidus (George's Star), or the "Georgian Planet" in honour of King George III. The scientific community did not like the name, and decided to call it what?

A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Pluto
D
Mars
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6

A halt in 1648 to what must have seemed at the time almost endless wars in Europe, is called what?

A
The Peace of Westphalia
B
The Peace of Augsburg
C
The Treaty of Concordia
D
The Peace of Rueil
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7

A 2018 play commissioned by the Shakespeare's Globe and first appearing there, concerns whom?

A
A reimagining of "Il Pecorone", a collection of stories by Ser Giovanni Fiorentino
B
The source of the "Othello" character Iago
C
The background to "The Taming of the Shrew"
D
Emilia Lanier (1569–1645), née Aemilia Bassano
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