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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 25
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1
Which famous kidnapping inspired the Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express?

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2
What is the composer Chopin’s first name? (Bonus points for knowing the first names of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Berlioz and Ravel.)

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3
Where in the human body would you find the superior vena cava?

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4
What date is the Ides of March?

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5
The food colouring cochineal is extracted from what living thing?

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6
Who is famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark and a zebra) are preserved in formaldehyde.

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7
Name the principality in south-western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains, that is bordered by Spain and France.

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8
Name the German-born athlete who developed a physical fitness system called Contrology.

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9
Who carried Australia’s flag at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow?

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10
Who is Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s chief of staff?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.

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