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General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 8 June 2023

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1

Which point on the African coast is closest to the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea?

A
Casablanca
B
Tangier
C
Cape Spartel
D
Algiers
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2

In which country, on June 1, 2001, was there a massacre in the royal palace when King Birendra, Queen Aiswarya, Crown Prince Dipendra and 7 other members of the royal family were killed?

A
Nepal
B
China
C
Belgium
D
Greece
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3

Which of these is a tart made with a pastry base, usually jam, sweet gelatine-set cream or mock cream paste filling, and icing on top in two colours, half one colour and half the other?

A
Bakewell tart
B
Butter tart
C
Neenish tart
D
Gypsy tart
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4

In film and photography, what is the name for the distance in front of and behind the subject which appears to be in focus?

A
Depth of field
B
Focal length
C
Sharp distance
D
Blur control space
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5

Snakes are kept in a what?

A
Aquarium
B
Terrarium
C
Aviary
D
Apiary
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6

At the 1925 Wimbledon Championships, the finals of the Men's Singles were contested by René Lacoste who defeated Jean Borotra and the finals of the Women's Singles by Suzanne Lenglen who defeated Joan Fry Lakeman. Three of these players were French: what nationality was the other?

A
Dutch
B
English
C
Danish
D
Belgian
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7

Who invented the saxophone in 1840?

A
Andrew Sachs
B
Gunther Sachs
C
Adolphe Sax
D
Goldman Sachs
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