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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 March 2013

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Archimedes is the first person recorded to have designed and built an elevator, in about 236 BC. Who is credited with introducing the safety elevator, which did not fall if the cable broke?

A
Elisha Otis (1811-1861)
B
Alfred Einstein (1879-1955)
C
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)
D
James Watt (1736-1819)
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2

What is a lemniscate?

A
A type of antelope
B
A furry-skinned fruit
C
The mathematical symbol for infinity
D
A pair of green-coloured roller blades
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3

In a casino, what is the name of the box that holds multiple decks of playing cards?

A
Slope
B
Cast
C
Shoe
D
Glove
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4

How many nouns are in the sentence "My mother and father visited my sister in Wellington"?

A
9
B
1
C
4
D
15
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5

What is the name for a raised block of the earth's crust thrown up between two faults?

A
Rift
B
Horst
C
Cirque
D
Graben
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6

What is the early English name for the road that went from London through Lincoln and York to Hadrian's Wall?

A
Stone Street
B
Watling Street
C
Fosse Way
D
Ermine Street
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7

What is the occupation of the title character in "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce?

A
Professor of Law
B
Hod carrier
C
Game keeper
D
Machine operator
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