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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 December 2014

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1

What has been a state religion in Japan?

A
Confucianism
B
Buddhism
C
Shintoism
D
Islam
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2

Crampons are used in what activity?

A
Running
B
Jumping
C
Walking
D
Climbing
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3

Who was Lawrence Edward Grace Oates, who died on 17 March 1912?

A
Lawrence of Arabia
B
A member of Scott's party which reached the South Pole
C
The captain of the "Titanic"
D
A VC-winning Captain at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu Wars
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4

In 1988, the American Society of Civil Engineers created an award to recognize outstanding achievements in erosion control, sedimentation and/or waterway development, named in honour of which scientist?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Hans Albert Einstein
C
Osborne Reynolds
D
Hans Christian Andersen
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5

Which countries are the Republic of Togo's nearest neighbours?

A
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso
B
Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso
C
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia
D
Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe
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6

Who first demonstrated his safety mechanism for elevator operation at the 1853 New York World's Fair?

A
Nathan Ames
B
Robert Schindler
C
Harald Herlin
D
Elisha Otis
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7

What was the name of the taxi company in the US TV series "Taxi"?

A
Yellow Taxis
B
Taxis-2-U
C
Checker Cabs
D
Sunshine Cab Company
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