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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2010

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What film production company was named after brothers Harry (born Hirsz), Albert (born Aaron), Sam (born Szmul), and Jack (born Itzhak)?

A
Chemical Brothers
B
United Artists
C
Wright Brothers
D
Warner Brothers
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2

What advance in the design of the bicycle was introduced in 1885?

A
Rubber tyred "penny farthing"
B
Wheels of equal size, with a chain-driven rear wheel
C
Dunlop's pneumatic tyre
D
The "Macmillan" bicycle with the rear wheel driven by levers
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3

France's third longest border, after Spain and Switzerland, is with which country?

A
Monaco
B
Germany
C
Andorra
D
Belgium
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4

Which of these entertainers is not known for wearing a bowler hat?

A
Charlie Chaplin
B
Stan Laurel
C
Oliver Hardy
D
Tommy Cooper
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5

With which sport is O J Simpson associated?

A
Soccer
B
Baseball
C
American football
D
Ice hockey
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6

In the US presidential election, 2000, in which US state was there a controversy over requests for hand recounts of votes that went as far as the U.S. Supreme Court?

A
Ohio
B
Florida
C
California
D
New York
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7

What is the name of the principle that "if two explanations account equally well for a particular phenomenon, the one to be chosen is the one with the fewer assumptions"?

A
Parkinson's Law
B
Murphy's Law
C
Occam's razor
D
Pythagoras' Theorem
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