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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 May 2015

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1

The Camel Cup, first held in 1970 in the dry bed of a river, is held where?

A
The Mojave Desert, California
B
Qatar
C
Atacama Desert
D
Alice Springs, Australia
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2

One of the stars from each of the film "The Hobbit" and the TV film "Van Gogh: Painted with Words" front the UK detective series called what?

A
Sherlock
B
Scott & Bailey
C
Lewis
D
Midsomer Murders
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3

What major event is expected for the island of St Helena in 2015/2016?

A
Providing the location for the next Bond film
B
The opening of the St Helena Distillery
C
The opening of its first airport
D
Sending a team of athletes to Brazil to train for and participate in the 2016 Olympics
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4

What estate, presented to the British nation in 1917, is the official residence of the Prime Minister?

A
Fort Worth
B
Chequers
C
Camp David
D
Smithers
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5

What is the name for a defect of vision caused by deviation of eyes from parallel courses, giving the impression that the person is looking in two directions at once and meaning that the eyes cannot focus on a single point?

A
Ambylopia
B
Exotropia
C
Hypertropia
D
Strabismus
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6

The first recorded windmills, used in Persia in the 9th century and later India and China, operated on the horizontal plane. When is the first definite record in Europe of the use of vertical windmills instead?

A
12th century
B
16th century
C
15th century
D
13th century
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7

Which Greek physician born in 460 BC to a family of priests and doctors lived most of his life on Cos and Cnidus and is generally considered to be the father of modern medicine?

A
Euclid
B
Hippocrates
C
Pythagoras
D
Archimedes
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