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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 October 2012

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1

What is a common nickname for the English city of Oxford?

A
The city of dreaming spires
B
The city of dreamers
C
Arcadia
D
Sylvania
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2

Which of these sports has an even number of players in a standard team?

A
Baseball
B
Volleyball
C
Rugby league
D
Netball
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3

Which 2003 drama film, named after a painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and directed by Peter Webber, stars Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson & Cillian Murphy?

A
Girl with a Pearl Earring
B
The Milkmaid
C
The Astronomer
D
The Girl with the Wineglass
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4

Which of these is the name of 13 books written in Alexandria around 300 BC, a collection of definitions, axioms, theorems, constructions and proofs was used as the basic text on geometry throughout the Western world for about 2,000 years?

A
Euclid's Elements
B
Principia Mathematica
C
Geometry for Dummies
D
The 13 Pillars of Wisdom
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5

Which of these was a leading figure in heart surgery?

A
Gottlieb Daimler
B
Charles Babbage
C
Alexander Fleming
D
Dr Christiaan Barnard
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6

Who is the only president of the USA to serve non-consecutive terms?

A
Lyndon Johnson
B
Grover Cleveland
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
Bill Clinton
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7

How many pairs of strings are there on a mandoline?

A
5
B
8
C
3
D
6
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