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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 November 2014

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1

Who is credited with establishing the rules which differentiate North American Football, or gridiron, from other forms of ball games?

A
Fielding Harris Yost
B
Thrift Burnside
C
Walter Chauncey Camp
D
John William Heisman
Select from the options above.
2

Mascagni's one act opera Cavalleria Rusticana is often performed as a double bill with which other opera?

A
Gianni Schicchi
B
Trial By Jury
C
I Pagliacci
D
La Cenerentola
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3

In which year did the space shuttle Challenger explode 73 seconds after lift off?

A
1990
B
1984
C
1986
D
2003
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4

The Leakey family who concentrated their studies in Kenya were working in what area?

A
The history of the Mau-Mau uprising
B
Paleoanthropology
C
Identifying diamond mines
D
Setting up tourism initiatives
Select from the options above.
5

What is the principal language on the Galapagos Islands?

A
Hindi
B
Greek
C
Maori
D
Spanish
Select from the options above.
6

In Los Angeles, California, USA, African-American Rodney Glen King III was beaten severely by police after leading them on a high speed chase and resisting arrest, leading to massive rioting by African-Americans in the Los Angeles area when the police officers involved were acquitted. When did the beating happen?

A
October 24, 1996
B
August 19, 1991
C
April 7, 2001
D
March 3, 1991
Select from the options above.
7

If someone is said to have "kissed the Blarney Stone" what qualities are they being described as having?

A
Dirty teeth
B
Eloquence, or skill at flattery
C
Unrealistic ambitions
D
A love of fairytales
Select from the options above.
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