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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 June 2012

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1

What is the specific name for the chain, cable, or mooring line (or a combination of these) which is attached to a ship's anchor at one end and the ship itself at the other?

A
Bowline
B
Hawser
C
Rode
D
Marlin
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2

Who famously put his telescope to his blind eye to ignore the orders of his superiors at the Battle of Copenhagen?

A
Lord Nelson
B
The Duke of Lock
C
The Lord of Misrule
D
Prince Innarnia
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3

Which of these is a warning shout during a game of golf?

A
Fore
B
Oyez
C
Howzat
D
Time
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4

What name is given to the unnatural fear of men?

A
Homophobia
B
Thanatophobia
C
Androphobia
D
Xenophobia
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5

What is the only county in the USA to border 5 counties from 5 different states : Baca County, Colorado; Morton County, Kansas; Texas County, Oklahoma; Dallam County, Texas; Union County, New Mexico ?

A
Cimarron County
B
San Bernardino County
C
Bronx County
D
Niagara County
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6

18th century French adventuress Marie du Barry was mistress to Louis XV from 1769 until banished to the country in 1774. How did she die after she returned from a trip to England to sell her jewels in 1793?

A
She fell out of the basket during a balloon trip
B
She was blown up
C
She was eaten by rats
D
She was guillotined
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7

Where is the British TV series "Doc Martin" set?

A
Portwen
B
Portmeirion
C
Port o' Prince
D
Portsmouth
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