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General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 28 May 2022

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Which of these is an opera in 3 acts composed by William Vincent Wallace, with a libretto by Edward Fitzball based on the play "Don César de Bazan" by Adolphe d'Ennery & Philippe François Pinel Dumanoir that was first produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 15 November 1845?

A
The Turn of the Screw
B
Tancredi
C
The Pearl Fishers
D
Maritana
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2

A game popular in a number of countries and known variously as Belote, Boeuf, Vida, and other names is played with what?

A
Checkers and dice
B
Racquet and ball
C
Cards
D
Counters
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3

Which Spaniard, from 1518, overcame Montezuma, captured Mexico City and became Governor-General of much of Mexico?

A
Vasco Da Gama
B
Bartholomew Diaz
C
Hernando Cortes
D
Ferdinand Magellan
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4

Which of these is a basic blend of ground spices common in Indian and other South Asian cuisines?

A
Garam masala
B
Gram Parsons
C
Gounod
D
Lassi
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5

In a match between a top-ranked (9-dan) champion player and a machine, in a board game described as having more possible configurations for its pieces than atoms in the observable universe, when did a machine win?

A
2001
B
1997
C
2022
D
2016
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6

By what name was Lucille Le Sueur better known?

A
Joan Crawford
B
Lana Turner
C
Lauren Bacall
D
Katharine Hepburn
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7

Where is the Ténéré?

A
Southern Mozambique
B
Across an area of northeastern Niger and western Chad
C
Morocco
D
Northeastern Libya
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