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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 May 2011

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1

What is Canada's national day ("Canada Day")?

A
1 March
B
1 December
C
1 July
D
1 September
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2

In the TV series "Criminal Minds", the lead characters are part of a section called the BAU. What does this acronym stand for?

A
Beastly Animals of Uruguay
B
British Airlines Union
C
Bethlehem Actors Unincorporated
D
Behavioural Analysis Unit
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3

What is the name for the principle that "Anything that can go wrong, will — at the worst possible moment"?

A
Finagle's Law
B
Murphy's Law
C
Boyle's Law
D
Parkinson's Law
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4

Who was responsible for taking Caracas from the Spaniards?

A
El Cid
B
Che Guevara
C
Simon Bolivar
D
Davy Crockett
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5

What name was popularly given to the murder of Maria Marten in Polstead, England in 1827 by her lover, which inspired 5 films and songs such as those by the Albion Country Band (1971), Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan on the album "Bone Machine" (1992), and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on the album "2" (2004)?

A
The Bourne Retribution
B
The Red Headed League
C
The Death of a Saleswoman
D
The Red Barn Murder
Select from the options above.
6

What is the name for a badger's nest?

A
Gamme
B
Sett
C
Mattch
D
Crêche
Select from the options above.
7

In golf, what is the term for "one stroke over par"?

A
Birdie
B
Albatross
C
Bogey
D
Eagle
Select from the options above.
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