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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 June 2014

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Which of these equations accurately represents the relationship between the square of a number and the product of one less and one greater than that number?

A
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)
B
(x2)-1 = (x-1)(x+1)
C
(x2)+1 = (x-1)(x+1)
D
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)-1
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these is the surname of two American brothers who were pioneer aviators?

A
Gallagher
B
Fiennes
C
Wright
D
Chemical
Select from the options above.
3

A famous statue of a urinating boy, Mannekin Pis, was first erected in which of these cities?

A
Moscow, Russia
B
Paris, France
C
Brussels, Belgium
D
Berlin, Germany
Select from the options above.
4

The TV series Stargate SG-1 draws mainly on mythologies from Norse, Egyptian and what other?

A
Arthurian legend
B
Welsh
C
Japanese
D
Maori
Select from the options above.
5

There are 296 steps from where to where?

A
The floor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome
B
Ground level to the top of the Empire State Building, New York, USA
C
To the top of the Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy from ground level
D
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, New York, USA, to the crown
Select from the options above.
6

Sonny Bill Williams has worked in a number of sporting codes; which of these is not one of them?

A
Rugby Union
B
Boxing (heavyweight)
C
Rugby League
D
Football, or soccer
Select from the options above.
7

What does "With lifebelts on they may not have drowned" mean?

A
They did wear lifebelts but still drowned
B
They didn't wear lifebelts and have drowned; lifebelts could maybe have saved them
C
They could have been wearing lifebelts and could still be alive
D
Lifebelts are a lifesaver
Select from the options above.
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