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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 December 2010

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1

What is the word for the weight on a line of a fishing rod?

A
Sinker
B
Plumb-bob
C
Groper
D
Scuttler
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2

What is the best known work of Danish-Icelandic sculptor Edvard Eriksen, which he completed in 1913, that sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour at Langelinie?

A
Christ the Redeemer
B
The Thinker
C
Cleopatra's Needle
D
The Little Mermaid
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3

What word was used by poets and nineteenth-century Irish nationalists in English as a romantic name for Ireland, that is the name sometimes given to the female personification of Ireland?

A
Erin
B
Hibernia
C
Venus
D
Tootsie
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4

Which of these represents the greatest number in colloquial terms?

A
Grand
B
Baker's dozen
C
Ton
D
Three score and ten
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5

Who was the last of these to win an Oscar?

A
Spencer Tracy
B
Anthony Hopkins
C
Marlon Brando
D
Jack Nicholson
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6

Rugby union was included in 4 Olympic Games between 1900 and 1924. Which team won the most gold medals for it in that period?

A
Australia
B
Great Britain
C
France
D
USA
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7

Why is Harvard University named after John Harvard, a young clergyman from the London Borough of Southwark, England?

A
He safeguarded the investment of the College Trust Funds for 40 years
B
He arranged for a Royal Charter for the College from Charles I
C
He wrote the first procedure manual for the administrators
D
He bequeathed the College his library of 400 books and £779
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