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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 August 2013

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1

Which of these was not one of the "Three Fates" (or "Moirae") in Greek mythology?

A
Lachesis
B
Clotho
C
Athos
D
Atropos
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2

What is the name of a calculating machine that originally consisted of beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal?

A
Abacus
B
Slide rule
C
Chisanbop
D
Difference engine
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3

What acronym is used to acknowledge a debt?

A
IOU
B
YHA
C
BLT
D
IBM
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4

What is "the Shinkansen"?

A
Centre for training Sumo wrestlers
B
Historic Shinto shrine
C
The Japanese bullet train
D
Japanese national holiday
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5

The line "Frailty, thy name is woman" is from what play?

A
The Merchant of Venice
B
Macbeth
C
King Lear
D
Hamlet
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6

What was Harry Buermeyer's club in 1878 when he became the first official amateur heavyweight boxing champion in America?

A
Union Athletic Club of Boston
B
New York Athletic Club
C
BBBoC
D
NSAC
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7

Aimée is the first name of which of these singers?

A
Duffy
B
Madonna
C
Enya
D
Rhianna
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