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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 September 2010

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1

What name is used by native North Americans for a house made of blocks of ice?

A
Igloo
B
Saskwatch
C
Iroquois
D
Didgeridoo
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2

What is the accounting term for a liability that may arise depending on what happens with an undecided future event?

A
Contingent liability
B
Indebtedness
C
Risky investment
D
Financial possibility
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3

For what did William Kemmler, then at New York's Auburn Prison, become famous on 6 August 1890?

A
The first person to be executed via the electric chair
B
The first person to break out of a prison ringed with barbed wire
C
The first warder to be convicted of murdering a prison inmate
D
The first prison manager to allow conjugal visits
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4

In the film Spiderman 2 (2004), which New York newspaper does Spiderman's alter ego take photographs for?

A
The Daily Blog
B
The Daily Planet
C
The Daily Times
D
The Daily Bugle
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5

Who, in 1794, patented the cotton gin, that enabled cotton fibres to be plucked from seeds mechanically?

A
Eli Whitney
B
Benjamin Franklin
C
Andrew Jackson
D
Robert Fulton
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6

What is the name used in the USA for the board game that the English call "draughts"?

A
Checkers
B
Chess
C
Parcheesi
D
Ludo
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7

Which word means "to refuse to take part"?

A
Boycott
B
Botham
C
Warne
D
Fleming
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