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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2015

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1

What is the word commonly thought to mean "a morbid fear of open spaces"?

A
Arachnophobia
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Bulemia
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2

The term "New England" covers the US states of Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and which other state?

A
Virginia
B
New York
C
New Hampshire
D
Pennsylvania
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3

Which of these four sports has NOT been part of every Winter Olympics, since they were first contested under that name in 1924 until at least the next Games in 2018?

A
Bobsleigh
B
Figure skating
C
Speed skating
D
Ice hockey
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4

Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer has been called the "Father of Modern Philosophy," through his books "Passions of the Soul", "Principles of Philosophy", "Discourse on the Method", and "Meditations on First Philosophy"?

A
George Berkeley
B
Thomas Hobbes
C
John Locke
D
René Descartes
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5

What phrase indicates an instruction to hold mail until it is collected?

A
Prêt-à-Porter
B
Bon Appétit
C
Poste restante
D
A la Mode
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6

The UK TV channel BBC developed a crime drama series, featuring Kenneth Branagh as the lead detective; what was the series called?

A
Bergerac
B
Sherlock
C
Wallander
D
Agatha Christie's Poirot
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7

Which country, governed by the Danish government as its colony, was made an equal part of the Danish Kingdom in 1953?

A
The Faroe Islands
B
Greenland
C
Iceland
D
Danish West Indies
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