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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 May 2013

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In which country are the cities of Bishkek, Batken, Karakol, Naryn, Osh and Jalal-Abad?

A
Kyrgyzstan
B
Kazakhsta
C
Uzbekistan
D
Tajikistan
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2

In the USA there is a national holiday annually on the third Monday in January, in honour of whom?

A
Michael Jackson
B
John F Kennedy
C
Martin Luther King
D
Mickey Rooney
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3

What was a major change in cricket in the 1760s, some 2 to 300 or more years after it was first played in the UK?

A
Cricketing whites became required wear
B
Balls were bowled instead of rolled along the ground
C
Women were admitted as players
D
International championships were established
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4

Which of these is not known as Black Thursday?

A
Thanksgiving Day, the US shopping holiday preceding Black Friday
B
August 15 1940, the Luftwaffe mounted its largest number of sorties during the Battle of Britain
C
February 8 1996, the World Wide Web protest against the Communications Decency Act in the USA
D
October 29 1929 at the beginning of the Wall Street Crash at the New York Stock Exchange
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5

In 1768, Joshua Reynolds became the first president of what British institution?

A
Royal Academy
B
Royal Society
C
National Portrait Gallery
D
London Zoo
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6

What is the process of decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field, a term first used by Commander Charles F. Goodeve, RCNVR, during World War II while trying to counter German mines?

A
Randomising
B
Degaussing
C
AC erasure
D
Lambert Point Deperming
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7

Which of these is a punishment?

A
Phrase
B
Sentence
C
Clause
D
Paragraph
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