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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 May 2012

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1

Who, it is said, did similar deals with Dr Faustus, Robert Johnson and Niccolò Paganini?

A
David Lloyd George
B
The devil
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
Archangel Gabriel
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2

What separates Wales from Devon, England?

A
Bristol Channel
B
The mountains of Snowdonia
C
The Wash
D
River Avon
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3

What name is given to the concept that an animal hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a particular chosen text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare?

A
Infinite monkey theorem
B
Advanced typing exam
C
Random access monkery
D
The Concept of Literary Accident
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4

What workers make up the majority of the Teamsters Union in the USA?

A
Truck drivers
B
Taxi drivers
C
Cowboys
D
Horse trainers
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5

Which of these is a South Korean island that was shelled by North Korean artillery on 23 November 2010?

A
Cheongsam
B
Bhumibol Adulyadej
C
Yeonpyeong
D
Iwo Jima
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6

What is it called when, at the start of a snooker game, the white ball is hit onto the other balls, which are neatly arranged in the shape of a triangle?

A
Break
B
Strike
C
Wipeout
D
Bully
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7

Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, Kate McGarrigle, who died in 2010, was the mother of whom?

A
Shane MacGowan
B
Rufus and Martha Wainwright
C
Seth Lakeman
D
Debbie Harry
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