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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 July 2013

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What was the name given to the series of trials presided over by Judge Jeffreys after the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 when hundreds were put to death or transported to the colonies?

A
Monmouth Massacre
B
Bloody Assizes
C
Black Friday
D
Great Australian Bite
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2

The Harvard-Yale Regatta, first contested between Harvard and Yale Universities in 1852, is rowed on what river?

A
Thames, London, UK
B
Thames, New London, Connecticut, USA
C
Seine, Paris, France
D
Brahmaputra, Bangladesh
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3

Goose bumps (also called goose flesh or goose pimples), which may involuntarily develop when a person experiences cold or strong emotions is known as what?

A
Precipitation
B
Californication
C
Depilation
D
Horripilation
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4

To travel in a direct line from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine in the USA how many major mountain ranges would need to be crossed?

A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4
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5

Which of these was the last to head the USSR?

A
Mikhail Gorbachev
B
Joseph Stalin
C
Vladimir Lenin
D
Leonid Brezhnev
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6

Which of these is a word for an Arab head-dress?

A
Lassi
B
Homburg
C
Couscous
D
Keffiyeh
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7

What do Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees, David Bowie, Elton John, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury, Status Quo and Queen have in common?

A
Going to the London School of Economics
B
Providing the theme song for a "James Bond" film
C
Having records released by Motown records
D
Winning the "Outstanding contribution" BRIT award
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