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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 March 2013

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In the Bible, who was the apostle chosen by the remaining 11 to replace Judas Iscariot following his betrayal of Jesus and suicide?

A
Andrew
B
Sebastian
C
Christopher
D
Matthias
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2

What term is applied to a left-handed boxer?

A
Pugilist
B
Leftie
C
Sinister type
D
Southpaw
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3

Found in the human body, what are the "venae cavae"?

A
Appendices
B
Cavities in the stomach
C
Holes in teeth caused by decay
D
Veins that return deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart
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4

What was a typical subject of paintings by D├ęgas?

A
Umbrellas
B
Wolves
C
Ballet dancers
D
Horses
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5

Jews descended from the medieval Jewish communities along the Rhine in Germany from Alsace in the south to the Rhineland in the north are known as what?

A
Seraphim
B
Sephardi
C
Rheingold
D
Ashkenazi
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6

A non-SI unit of radioactivity is named after ...?

A
James Watt
B
James Prescott Joule
C
Henri Becquerel
D
Marie and Pierre Curie
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7

The Gregorian calendar was named after what public figure at the time?

A
King of France
B
Britain's Astronomer Royal
C
Pope
D
Holy Roman Emperor
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