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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 January 2014

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What was unusual at the time about the newspaper published on board the liner Etruria in the mid Atlantic Ocean in February 1903?

A
It was based on news reports transmitted from Britain by radio
B
It was the first to be printed with Indian Ink
C
It was printed on linen
D
It was entirely written daily by Joseph Pulitzer: his first job
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2

Which of these would you NOT find associated with "mimsy"?

A
Farmer
B
South Park
C
Alice in Wonderland
D
Porpington
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3

If Andrew ran 72 miles in 16 hours, on average how many miles did he run per hour?

A
4
B
3.5
C
3
D
4.5
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4

Which of these features in "My Fair Lady"?

A
Goodwood Limbo
B
Epsom Quadrille
C
Ascot Gavotte
D
Aintree Amble
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5

What did the cricketing term "The Ashes" first refer to?

A
The grieving ritual undergone by the loser in England-Australia series
B
A trophy for England-Australia series
C
An urn, containing the ashes of a bail, representing the spirit of English cricket
D
An obituary for English cricket the first time Australia beat England at home
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6

Mukhtar Al-Bakri, Sahim Alwan, Faysal Galab, Shafal Mosed, Yaseinn Taher and Yahya Goba were collectively known as the "Lackawanna Six" and by what other name?

A
The Manson Family
B
The Gang of Six
C
The Buffalo Six
D
The Modern Jazz Sextet
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7

Where did Henry Ford, in the early twentieth century, establish the Ford Motor Company?

A
Manchester, UK
B
Moscow, USSR
C
Abu Dhabi, UAE
D
Detroit, USA
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