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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 December 2021

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Who was on the English throne at the time of the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the House of Lords?

A
James I
B
William I
C
King Canute
D
Harold I
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2

It originated in the 5th century BCE or earlier as training for the military, could involve up to 200 a game, was fêted for both men and women in Persian poetry and art. Which game is it?

A
Shinty
B
Lacrosse
C
Polo
D
Football
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3

Before 1972, what was Sri Lanka known as?

A
East Pakistan
B
Burma
C
Ceylon
D
Persia
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4

Alidade, for example, a rotary dial for angular positioning on an astrolabe, is a term borrowed from which language?

A
Italian
B
Greek
C
Arabic
D
Chinese
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5

What is shigella?

A
A species of rye
B
A Brazilian dance
C
A genus of bacteria
D
Pottery from the Bronze Age in Mesopotamia
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6

Who discovered and named the element francium in 1939?

A
Emmeline Pankhurst
B
Benjamin Franklin
C
William Pitt the Younger
D
Marguerite Perey
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7

According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010, what is the most watched TV series, ever?

A
Bay Watch
B
Dallas
C
Star Trek
D
Coronation Street
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