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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 February 2012

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1

Which of these is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts?

A
FBI
B
Harvard University
C
CIA
D
The Pentagon
Select from the options above.
2

Who was an American serial killer active in various states between 1973 and 1978 who confessed to over 30 murders (estimates range from 26 to over 100)?

A
Lord Lucan
B
Al Bundy
C
"Ted" Bundy
D
Jesse James
Select from the options above.
3

What was the name of Simon Le Bon's maxi yacht, that lost her keel and capsized during the Fastnet race off Falmouth, on the southern coast of Cornwall, in 1985?

A
C'est si bon
B
Bass
C
Duran
D
Drum
Select from the options above.
4

What peace treaty, signed on 28 June 1919, officially ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers after World War I?

A
The Treaty of London
B
The Treaty of Versailles
C
The Treaty of Moscow
D
The Treaty of Lausanne
Select from the options above.
5

John Sholto Douglas sponsored the rules for which sport in the 19th century?

A
Boxing
B
Polo
C
Badminton
D
Hammer throw
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6

In the early 1900s, Canada and the USA were the major caviar suppliers to Europe, harvesting roe from the lake sturgeon in the North American midwest, the Atlantic sturgeon spawning in the rivers of the Eastern coast of the USA, and the Shortnose sturgeon, which was found where?

A
The lakes and rivers of Washington state and Western Canada
B
The Atlantic (East) coast of North America
C
The Great Lakes
D
The sewerage systems of the cites on the US / Canadian border
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is an aid to hearing?

A
Microscope
B
Bathyscope
C
Kaleidoscope
D
Stethoscope
Select from the options above.
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