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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 May 2015

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1

What would you expect to find in "The Cloisters", Upper Manhattan, New York City, USA, an art museum administered by The Metropolitan Museum of Art?

A
Modern Art
B
Surrealist art
C
Medieval art
D
Impressionist art
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2

In medieval times, what was a chapman?

A
Horse groomer
B
Rat catcher
C
Hat maker
D
Pedlar
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3

The highest mountain in North America is part of which mountain range?

A
Appalachian Mountains
B
Rocky Mountains
C
Alaska Range
D
Sierra Nevada
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4

In astrophysics and physical cosmology, what is Olbers's paradox, named after the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers (1758–1840).

A
The dark night sky paradox
B
The faint young Sun paradox
C
The paradoxical reaction of a comet's tail as it passes a star
D
The heat death paradox
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5

When Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield competed in November 1999 what did they do to compete?

A
Fenced
B
Swam
C
Rode horses
D
Boxed
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6

Who created the character of Miss Marple?

A
Georges Simenon
B
Baroness Orczy
C
Agatha Christie
D
Guy de Maupassant
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7

The Council of Constance 1414-18 had the main purpose of ending the Three Popes Schism, and was convened by the Antipope John XXIII. John had two brothers who were sentenced to death for what?

A
Heresy
B
Piracy
C
Theft
D
Duelling
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