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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 January 2015

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1

In 1988, what was marketed as "the game for your whole brain"?

A
Brain Damage
B
Trivial Pursuit
C
Cranium
D
Head
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2

Which 20th century musical is based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"?

A
The Rocky Horror Show
B
West Side Story
C
South Pacific
D
The Phantom of the Opera
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3

Circadian rhythms are seen in plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria, and are what?

A
Reproductive rhythms
B
Diurnal patterns of leaf, antenna or pelt movement, unaffected by hot or cold
C
Patterns of sleeping or greatly reduced activity
D
Biological process with endogenous, entrainable oscillation of 24 hours and temperature compensation
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4

What was the original official name of the first code of French civil law?

A
Laws of Hamurabbi
B
Code Napoléon
C
Rules of Engagement
D
Common Law
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5

Which inert gas with a density 2.8 that of air was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1895?

A
Xenon
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Neon
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6

Which previously independent country, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 km (15–30 miles) off the coast of Africa, united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania in 1964?

A
Zambia
B
Zanzibar
C
Zimbabwe
D
Zaire
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7

This actor is the youngest of 5 children, his great-grandfather was blind and a piano tuner and music teacher, he acts frequently with his wife, he won a Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 for Outstanding Actor, and among many films and TV series starred in the film version of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"; who is he?

A
James Bolam
B
Martin Freeman
C
Laurence Fox
D
Brad Pitt
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