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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 February 2010

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What structure was designed by John A Roebling, who supervised construction until his death when the project was taken over by his son, Washington?

A
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
B
Empire State Building, New York
C
Sears Tower, Chicago
D
Cable car system, San Francisco
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2

What is the name given to the recurrent period of 28 years, whereby the days of the week recur on the same days of the month in any corresponding year?

A
Semi cycle
B
Cosmic year
C
Solar cycle
D
Gregorian cycle
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3

What sport is played with mallets with handles 52 in long, on a field measuring 300 x 160 yards?

A
Quoits
B
Croquet
C
Softball
D
Polo
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4

Which English general medical practitioner is known to have killed at least 218 of his patients, and was caught when he became unexpectedly a beneficiary in the will of Kathleen Grundy?

A
Mark Chapman
B
George Chapman
C
Robert Maudsley
D
Harold Shipman
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5

Which of these countries is the smallest by area?

A
East Timor
B
Lebanon
C
Qatar
D
New Caledonia
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6

A bagel is a type of what?

A
Bread
B
Stew
C
Dog
D
Soup
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7

Which fictional characters appear in plays by Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard and W S Gilbert?

A
Henry V and Catherine
B
Romeo and Juliet
C
Anthony and Cleopatra
D
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
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