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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 March 2011

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1

In weaving, what are the threads running parallel to the length of the cloth called?

A
Wane
B
Weft
C
Wax
D
Warp
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2

Which of these imaginary lines around the earth goes through the continent of Africa?

A
The Tropic of Capricorn, the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator
B
The Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, but not the Tropic of Capricorn
C
The Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator, but not the Tropic of Cancer
D
The Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer, but not the Equator
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3

Linus Torvalds is known for originating what in 1991?

A
The Klingon language
B
Very small pianos
C
Linux computer operating system
D
International X Games
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4

The Great Plague, an outbreak of disease in England that killed an estimated 100,000 people, lasted for how long?

A
205 days
B
360 days
C
538 days
D
106 days
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5

What word refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, which are associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism?

A
Toga
B
Yoga
C
Riga
D
Beta
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6

What passes between the sun and earth to make a solar eclipse?

A
Moon
B
Venus
C
Aeroplane
D
Mars
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7

What are raced in the Iditarod, held annually since 1973 in Alaska from Anchorage to Nome?

A
Cars
B
Sled dogs
C
Horses
D
Motor bikes
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