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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 February 2015

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1

Who wrote the "Outlander" series of novels, in which the heroine, Claire Randall, travels in time?

A
Diana Gabaldon
B
Jules Verne
C
Robert Louis Stevenson
D
J K Rowling
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these characters has the most words to say in a single play?

A
Hugh, in "Weed" by Anthony McCarten
B
Abigail, in "Abigail’s Party" by Mike Leigh
C
Godot, in "Waiting For Godot" by Samuel Beckett
D
Iago, in "Othello" by William Shakespeare
Select from the options above.
3

Games such as geocaching, trigpointing, and lettermarking all share some characteristics; which of these is not one of them?

A
Maps or GPS
B
Navigation or web searches to find hidden caches or markers
C
Online purchases made with bitcoins
D
Marking or recording the find with an ID personal to the gamer
Select from the options above.
4

Mount Fuji is on which Japanese island?

A
Honshu
B
Hokkaido
C
Kyushu
D
Shikoku
Select from the options above.
5

What theory, developed by Franz Joseph Gall, in which personality traits were determined by "reading" bumps and fissures in the skull, was once considered a science?

A
Single skulls
B
Craniology
C
Necromancy
D
Phrenology
Select from the options above.
6

An computer game first released in 1993 and drawing inspiration from Rube Goldberg devices, or Heath Robinson or Storm P thinking, is what?

A
Armadillo Run
B
Contraptions
C
The Incredible Machine
D
Widget Workshop
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these did not happen during the period from the end of 1990 to end of 1991?

A
Restoration of the monarchy in Spain
B
Dissolution of the USSR
C
Re-unification of Germany
D
End of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait
Select from the options above.
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