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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 March 2014

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What is name for the holistic, global, comparative study of humans (the comprehensive study of human beings and of their interactions with each other and the environment), which has its intellectual origins in both the natural sciences and the humanities?

A
Political studies
B
Entropy
C
Anthropology
D
Econometrics
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2

What were the last words of Romeo in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"?

A
Breaking up is hard to do
B
No man is an island
C
Don't mention the war
D
Thus with a kiss I die
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3

The largest river in China and among the largest in the world, it is variously known over its length as Ulan Moron, Dangqu, Tongtian, Jinsha, Sichuan, Jing and Dajiang, and has been called the Kiang and the Blue River. By what name is it now most often known outside China?

A
Pearl River
B
Yellow River
C
Ob
D
Yangtze
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4

In the sentence "Wherever he went, he carried the scratching cat, his eyes red.", what part of speech is "his eyes red"?

A
Preposition
B
Dependent clause
C
Adjective
D
Phrase
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5

In the 12th century, who was the lover and then husband of Héloïse, celebrated as a writer and scholar and who became a nun and abbess?

A
Johnny Appleseed
B
Pierre Abélard
C
Jason Argonaut
D
Peter Piper
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6

What was the area now known as the Mekong Delta called in the 19th century?

A
Saigon
B
The Republic of Vietnam
C
Cochinchina
D
Khmer Krom
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7

During the cycling road race at the Rome Games of 1960, Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen fell from his bicycle. Which of these was not a result of that?

A
Lance Armstrong won
B
He later died
C
He was found to be under the influence of amphetamines
D
The first Olympic death linked to doping
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