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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 March 2015

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1

Which retired English jockey was popularly known as “the Long Fellow”?

A
Lester Piggott
B
John Francomb
C
Dick Francis
D
AP McCoy
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2

What is the second largest organ in the human body, located under the diaphragm on the right hand side?

A
Liver
B
Heart
C
Spleen
D
Lung
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3

The harsh Yuma Desert lies to the east of which river?

A
Orange River, Lesotho
B
Colorado River, USA
C
Songhua River, China
D
Ebro, Italy
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4

Brian Cox, who is known among other things for presenting science TV programmes in the UK, is a professor at the University of Manchester in what field?

A
Theoretical Physics
B
Astronomy
C
Mathematics
D
Particle Physics
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5

What is used to tune the pitch of a snare drum?

A
Differing hand pressure
B
Screws
C
Pedal
D
None
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6

Rosalind Franklin, a biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of DNA, RNA, and viruses, was what nationality?

A
Samoan
B
Indian
C
New Zealander
D
British
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7

The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society founded in 1907 was established to focus on what?

A
Research on the sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae
B
Support for the game of cricket
C
Provide health services for babies and young children
D
Promoting railway systems in NZ
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