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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 65
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1
Businesswoman and philanthropist Anita Roddick, who died aged 64 in 2007, founded which well-known cosmetics franchise? 

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2
Brass is an alloy of copper and …?

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3
What is the literal meaning of the Italian word linguine?

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4
Better known for creating a famous fictional spook, who wrote the children’s novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

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5
In which century did the Irish potato famine occur?

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6
What is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe? (Bonus point for knowing the capital’s official name until 1982?)

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7
Which has bigger ears – the African or Asian elephant?

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8
What is the other common name for vitamin B1?

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9
Star basketballer LeBron James plays for which NBA team?

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10
City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster is the sister of which famous Australian?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.