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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 April 2009

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1

What is an aficionado of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operas called?

A
Sullivian
B
Savoyard
C
Gilbertian
D
Mikado
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2

Who began producing accounts of debates in the British parliament in 1803, the work continued by his family until it was taken over by the staff of "The Times" in 1895?

A
Thomas Hansard
B
Samuel Pepys
C
James Boswell
D
Daniel Defoe
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3

What name is given to the death of tissue due to failure of the blood supply?

A
Necrosis
B
Necrophilia
C
Necromania
D
Necromancy
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4

In curling, how do team members help to direct the "stones" towards the target?

A
Kicking
B
Sweeping
C
Blowing
D
Yelling
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5

Which of these is a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean?

A
New Zealand
B
Novaya Zemlya
C
New Caledonia
D
Falkland Islands
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6

What is a quern?

A
In printing, used to squeeze letters together
B
A word made up just to win at Scrabble
C
Part of a stone hand mill
D
A Scottish word for a beer barrel
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7

When "The Titanic" set out on her maiden voyage, she had enough lifeboats for what percentage of the passengers and crew that were on board?

A
50
B
75
C
100
D
25
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