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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 March 2013

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1

The sinking, approximately 200 miles off Hampton Roads, Virginia, of which steamship on 12 November 1928, with a loss of over 100 lives, particularly of women and children after it was abandoned, had a major impact on the second International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in 1929?

A
Titanic
B
Vestris
C
Lusitania
D
Reuben James
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2

According to the nursery rhyme, whose lamb followed her to school?

A
Margaret
B
Mary
C
The maid
D
The Red Queen
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3

Britain's largest suspension bridge crosses which river?

A
Thames
B
Severn
C
Humber
D
Tay
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4

What name is given to a neuron which fires both when an animal performs an action and when the animal observes the same action performed by another animal, as though the observer were performing the action?

A
Vicarious neuron
B
Mirror neuron
C
Broca's neuron
D
Mimetic neuron
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5

The highly popular sport of skydiving started with what?

A
Mary Poppins
B
Successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797
C
Drops of Allied troops into enemy territory in WW II
D
Methods of descent from helicopters
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6

Who wrote "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

A
Arthur C Clarke
B
Terry Pratchett
C
Isaac Asimov
D
Douglas Adams
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7

Which film is the story of Willie Stark (played by Broderick Crawford) who starts with well meaning ambition to enter politics, is corrupted by power on his way to becoming a US state governor, and is assassinated?

A
The Struggle
B
The Grapes Of Wrath
C
Mr Deeds Goes To Washington
D
All The King's Men
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