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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 January 2013

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Which of these is a very large dulcimer with a double sounding board, approximately 6 ft (2 m) long, with about 200 strings of both gut and metal, some double- or triple-strung?

A
Crumhorn
B
Sackbut
C
Rebec
D
Pantalon
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2

Which of these is a form of textile art, woven on a vertical loom?

A
Panoply
B
Sophistry
C
Tapestry
D
Dacquiri
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3

In 1794 in Pennsylvania, USA, more than 500 armed men attacked the fortified home of tax inspector General John Neville because of an excise tax on what product?

A
Hair curlers
B
Whiskey
C
Tacks
D
Biros
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4

Who wrote the poem called "The New Colossus" that is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty?

A
Emma Lazarus
B
Robert Frost
C
Emily Dickinson
D
Walt Whitman
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5

What is the lightest noble gas?

A
Xenon
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Helium
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6

In France, what is the SNCF?

A
Railway network
B
Post office
C
Motorway system
D
Television network
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7

The "Curse of the Bambino" was thought to have struck what baseball team until they won the World Series in 2004?

A
Boston Red Sox
B
New York Yankees
C
Florida Marlins
D
Milwaukee Brewers
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