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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 October 2013

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1

What is unusual about the skeletons of sharks, skates and rays?

A
They have 20 vestigial "toe bones"
B
The spine is extra flexible
C
They have 50% more bones than other fish
D
They have no bones
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2

In snooker, what coloured ball scores 7 points?

A
Brindled
B
Purple
C
Black
D
Cyan
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3

Which Soviet leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990?

A
Mikhail Gorbachev
B
Andrei Gromyko
C
Konstantin Chernenko
D
Yuri Andropov
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4

Which American revolutionary leader wrote the influential pamphlet "Common Sense" in 1776?

A
Ben Franklin
B
Thomas Paine
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
George Washington
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5

Pippin, Haralson, Honeygold, Honeycrisp and Bramley are varieties of what?

A
Grape
B
Pear
C
Orange
D
Apple
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6

What navigation canal, when it opened in 1894, was the world's largest, and, now the 8th longest in the world, is still operating?

A
Welland Canal, Canada
B
Birmingham Canal, England
C
Singelgracht Canal, Netherlands
D
Manchester Ship Canal, England
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7

In a 1996 film John Travolta played what character ?

A
Debt collector
B
Mob hitman
C
Angel
D
Security guard
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