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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 March 2012

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1

Which of these is a deliberate pause that breaks up a long line of verse?

A
Metonymy
B
Bathos
C
Caesura
D
Acute
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2

Which of these was a Flemish painter whose mythological works featured voluptuous female nudes?

A
Rubens
B
Rembrandt
C
Hieronymus Bosch
D
Titian
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3

What is the "Ishihara test" for?

A
The strength of reinforced concrete
B
Colour blindness
C
The sharpness of scalpels and similar objects
D
The effectiveness of streamlining
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4

Who broke the NFL record for the most points in a single season, with 176 points, in 1960?

A
Joe Nuxhall
B
Paul Hornung
C
Richard Hadlee
D
David Beckham
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5

The "Giant Marbles" rock formation in the USA is in which national park?

A
Joshua Tree National Park
B
Sequoia National Park
C
Yellowstone National Park
D
Canyonlands National Park
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6

What is the real name of "Baby Spice" of the Spice Girls, whose 2007 single "All I Need to Know" was the lowest-charting single of her solo career?

A
Emma Nate
B
Emma Chisit
C
Emma Bunton
D
Emma Nem
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7

Why did Captain Cook throw 6 of his 10 cannon into the sea at Great Barrier Reef, off the Australian coast in 1770?

A
To comply with a resolution of a disarmament conference
B
To lighten it, as his ship was stuck on the reef
C
He needed to make room to carry more gold
D
To reduce the possibility of lead poisoning
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