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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 March 2013

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Between 1901 and 1909, Karl Landsteiner, Jan Jansk√Ĺ and William Moss worked on the classification of what?

A
Moths
B
Roses
C
Dinosaurs
D
Blood groups
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2

What was the name of the bald bespectacled scientist and his assistant in the Muppet Show?

A
Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker
B
Dr Ricecake Burner and Pipette
C
Dr Newcomen Jellyjar and Dishy
D
Dr Datescone Brunel and Stirrer
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3

Who, at 95 years of age, supposedly waved the Union flag out of the window of her house in Frederick, Maryland while Stonewall Jackson's troops were passing, and is the subject of a 1864 poem: "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said."?

A
Barbara Stanwyck
B
Betsy Ross
C
Barbara Fritchie
D
Barbara Bush
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4

Three shepherd children had sightings of the Virgin Mary on the 13th day of 6 consecutive months in 1917, starting on 13 May, near a town called Fatima, which is in what country?

A
Portugal
B
Turkey
C
Cyprus
D
Italy
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5

The US Stock Market crash known as Black Thursday happened on 24 October of what year?

A
1939
B
1929
C
1839
D
1984
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6

Which of these is not a triplet?

A
Three quarter notes that total the duration of a half note
B
One of three babies born at the same time to the same mother
C
A work of art divided into three sections, or three carved panels
D
A bicycle for three riders
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7

Which of these words is used to mean a descent using a rope coiled around one's body?

A
Straddle
B
Rappel
C
Akimbo
D
Pieton
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