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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2012

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1

Where are Akrotiri and Dhekelia, allocated by treaty to the UK as sovereign military bases?

A
Cyprus
B
Crete
C
Corsica
D
Sicily
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2

In December 2010, Continental Airlines was found criminally responsible for which airline disaster by a Parisian court and was fined €200,000 and ordered to pay Air France €1 million, while Continental mechanic John Taylor was given a 15-month suspended sentence?

A
Airbus A330-200, Flight 447, 1 June 2009
B
Cityline Bombardier DHC-8, Flight 5634, 6 January 1993
C
Airbus A330-300, test flight, 30 June 1994
D
Concorde, Flight 4590, 25 July 2000
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3

Who, when discussing the power of a lever, is reputed to have said "give me but one firm place on which to stand and I will move the earth"?

A
Leonardo da Vinci
B
Pythagoras
C
Archimedes
D
Isaac Newton
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4

"Goal attack" and "wing defence" are positions in which sport?

A
Cricket
B
Netball
C
Baseball
D
Soccer
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5

Transits of Venus occur in a pattern, with pairs of transits 8 years apart separated by much longer gaps, that repeats every how many years?

A
189
B
56
C
113
D
243
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6

Who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick?

A
Professional golfers
B
The backing band for Madonna
C
US Congressmen
D
"South Park" kids
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7

What is the Sunday before Trinity Sunday?

A
Easter Sunday
B
Mothering Sunday
C
Whit Sunday
D
Independence Day
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