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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 July 2013

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1

What is the name of the waterway that connects the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean via Loch Ness?

A
Bannockburn
B
Manchester Ship Canal
C
Glencoe
D
Caledonian Canal
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2

What motive power does a yacht commonly use?

A
Wind
B
Steam
C
Manned oars
D
AV fuel
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3

What was worn in the 19th century in the west by women to give shape to the lower back?

A
Bustle
B
Basque
C
Bodice
D
Busque
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4

According to legend, what was the name of Lady Godiva's horse?

A
Black Beauty
B
Bucephalus
C
Aethenoth
D
Trigger
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5

Why is the ratio of the speed of a projectile to the speed of sound called the Mach number?

A
It is a shortened form of the Italian word "Macho"
B
It is an acronym for "Moving Article Calculated for Haste"
C
It is named after the first plane to exceed the sound barrier
D
It is named after an Austrian physicist
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6

In Greek mythology, who was the wife of Zeus, and known as the "Queen of the Gods"?

A
Penelope
B
Helen
C
Hera
D
Amorata
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7

Which of these is a branch of crime fiction characterised by strong, independent female detectives, that was labelled and effectively created as a genre during the 1990s?

A
Charlie's Angels' style
B
PI Girls
C
Cops Charmantes
D
Tart Noir
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