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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 March 2012

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1

How many days did Britain "lose" in September 1752 on changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar?

A
45
B
23
C
11
D
104
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2

At the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on" which empire?

A
Muslim
B
Roman
C
Mongol
D
British
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3

Which of these would be found at a racetrack?

A
Multiplier
B
Totalisator
C
Cyclotron
D
Van Der Graf Generator
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4

Which of these is a term used to describe a pathological fear of contact with dirt, to avoid contamination and germs?

A
Cynophobia
B
Pteromechanophobia
C
Mysophobia
D
Haemophobia
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5

Which of these is not one of theatres that make up the British National Theatre complex on the South Bank, London?

A
Olivier
B
Cottlesloe
C
Gielgud
D
Lyttelton
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6

Which of these is an actor who suffers from Parkinson's disease?

A
Shakin' Stevens
B
Michael J Fox
C
George Clooney
D
Rowan Atkinson
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7

What profession requires the artist to know about "F stops"?

A
Photography
B
Carpentry
C
Baking
D
Truck driving
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