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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 March 2009

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1

What is the highest mountain on Antarctica?

A
Mt Kirkpatrick
B
Mt Erebus
C
Vinson Massif
D
Mt Jackson
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2

Who, in the 16th century, published "Orbium Coelestium", the theory that underlies our current understanding of the relationship of the earth to the sun and the planets?

A
Isaac Newton
B
Galileo Galilei
C
Ptolemy of Alexandria
D
Nicolaus Copernicus
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3

Which number is exactly opposite 16 through the centre of a dart board?

A
18
B
4
C
13
D
11
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4

Which chief laid siege to Fort Detroit in 1763, an action that led to widespread rebellion against colonists in the area around Ohio and Illinois?

A
Pontiac
B
Cadillac
C
Potomac
D
Buick
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5

What was the name of the enterprise, directed by J Robert Oppenheimer, to develop the first US nuclear weapon?

A
The Blues Project
B
The Manhattan Project
C
The Brooklyn Experiment
D
The A Team
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6

How many semitones are there in an octave?

A
16
B
8
C
12
D
24
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7

Which of these plays does not have a character called Laura?

A
Tea And Sympathy by Robert Anderson
B
Father by August Strindberg
C
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
D
Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein
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