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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 November 2014

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1

Samoa, Hawaii and the Tokelau Islands are part of which geographic area?

A
Melanesia
B
Micronesia
C
Polynesia
D
Magnesia
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2

The song "They're Coming To Take Me Away ha haaa" was banned by the BBC in 1966. Who was the artist?

A
Napoleon XIV
B
Shelley Berman
C
Spike Jones
D
Tiny Tim
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3

Aeschylus, Greek religious thinker and playwright, was killed when a tortoise hit him on the head. How did the tortoise land there?

A
It fell off a ledge above where he was sitting
B
It was thrown by a fellow dramatist
C
It was dropped by an eagle
D
It mistook him for a female tortoise and jumped at him
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4

A growth rate stated as 1 + half + a third + a quarter +... is what kind of growth?

A
Logarithmic
B
Exponential
C
Geometric
D
Quadratic
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5

A sporting event involves propelling an object the furthest distance, yet there are no uniform standards for it. What is the object, traditionally around 5–6 m (16–20 feet) long and weighing around 35–60 kg (80–130 pounds)?

A
Discus
B
Caber
C
Javelin
D
Shot
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6

What does patrology mean?

A
Study of the patroon system in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America
B
Study of the origin, composition, distribution and structure of rocks
C
Study of Latvian populations
D
Study of writings of the early Fathers of the Christian Church
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7

Which English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose 20th-century fame established him posthumously among the leading Victorian poets, was praised because "his experimental explorations in prosody ... and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse"?

A
William Wordsworth
B
John Masefield
C
John Betjeman
D
Gerard Manley Hopkins
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