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Food & Drink - Which nut is used to flavor a traditional Bakewell Tart?

  • Pecan
  • Almond
  • Pistachio
  • Macadamia

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Sport - Madrid lost out to Rio de Janeiro in the bidding to host the 2016 Olympics. Which other European city was one of the seven original applicants?

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Oslo
  • Vienna

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Entertainment - Who directed the Oscar-winning film, 'Schindler's List'?

  • Martin Scorsese
  • George Clooney
  • Steven Spielberg
  • James Cameron

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Science - Bronze is an alloy consisting of copper and what other chemical element?

  • Tin
  • Aluminium
  • Silicon
  • Silver

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Geography - Which of the following is not one of the capital cities of South Africa?

  • Capetown
  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria
  • Bloemfontein

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History - The Battle of Agincourt was part of which war?

  • The War of Roses
  • The Despenser War
  • The Eight Years' War
  • The Hundred Years' War

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Books - The Nevil Shute novel 'A Town Like Alice' mainly incorporates which of the following genres?

  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

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Art - What is currently the most expensive painting ever sold? (2013)

  • The Mona Lisa
  • The Card Players
  • Woman III
  • Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

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Politics - Johanna Sigurdardottir made headlines around the world for being the world's first what Prime Minister?

  • Atheist
  • Female
  • Lesbian
  • Sex-Changed

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Money - The largest denomination banknote ever officially issued was in 1946 by the Hungarian National Bank for the amount of how many pengo?

  • 1 Billion
  • 10 Trillion
  • 100 Quintillion
  • 1000 Centillion

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Food & Drink - A White Lady cocktail contains which of the following alcoholic substances?

  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Vodka
  • Gin

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Sport - What year were the first Wimbledon Championships held?

  • 1855
  • 1877
  • 1899
  • 1911

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Entertainment - In the U.S television series, Lost, what two locations was the passenger jet flying between when it crashed?

  • Sydney and Los Angeles
  • London and Chicago
  • Honolulu and Beverly Hills
  • Bali and Miami

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Science - Which scientist was credited for discovering that the Earth orbited around the Sun?

  • Johannes Kepler
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Isaac Newton
  • Galileo Galilei

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Geography - What does GMT stand for?

  • Geographical Map Topography
  • Glacier Melting Temperature
  • Greenwich Mean Time
  • Global Meridian Tropic

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History - What month in the Gregorian calender, did the October Revolution take place?

  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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Books - Atticus Finch was a lawyer in what novel?

  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Fifth Witness
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

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Art - Famed painter, Jackson Pollock, was known for his paintings of what art movement?

  • Modular Constructivism
  • Classic Realism
  • Humanistic Aestheticism
  • Abstract Expressionism

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Politics - What is the term for a form of government ruled by a single political party?

  • Capitalism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Socialism
  • Communism

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Money - The naira is the official currency of what country?

  • Eritrea
  • Peru
  • Nigeria
  • Afghanistan

 

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