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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 January 2011

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1

What is the longest river in Ireland?

A
Shannon
B
Nile
C
Rhine
D
Thames
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2

Which fictional rock band was previously called "The Originals", "The New Originals", "The Originals" again, and the "The Thamesmen"?

A
Spinal Tap
B
The Whom
C
The Rutles
D
The Folksmen
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3

What motto, coined by Thomas J. Watson while managing the sales and advertising departments at the National Cash Register Company became a motto for IBM?

A
Thought
B
Think
C
Thunk
D
Thank
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4

What was the first year that the Show Jumping World Championships were held, in Paris?

A
1953
B
1946
C
1933
D
1926
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5

On the Christian calendar, what name is given to the first Sunday after Easter?

A
Whit Sunday
B
Low Sunday
C
Palm Sunday
D
Advent
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6

What word applies to the action of tilting one's head back, allowing a mouthful of liquid to sit in the upper throat and expelling air from the lungs, causing the liquid to bubble through the throat and mouth?

A
Gargle
B
Gandalf
C
Gander
D
Gaggle
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7

Who wrote numerous short stories and plays and the novels "Of Human Bondage", "The Moon And Sixpence" and "Cakes And Ale"?

A
Ralph Waldo Emerson
B
Graham Greene
C
Edgar Allen Poe
D
Somerset Maugham
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