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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 July 2015

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George Fox, a shoemaker born at Penny Drayton Leicestershire, founded which religious group in the 17th century?

A
YMCA
B
Scientologists
C
Society of Friends (Quakers)
D
Salvation Army
Select from the options above.
2

Which team broke Germany’s decade-long stranglehold on the Rowing World Cup in 2007?

A
New Zealand
B
Great Britain
C
Switzerland
D
Burkina Faso
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3

United Artists, formed in 1919 as a reaction from commercial film companies of the time, was an alliance between actors Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks and who else?

A
Actor Shirley Temple
B
Actor Lillian Gish
C
Director D.W.Griffith
D
Actor Al Jolson
Select from the options above.
4

Where would a dewclaw usually be found?

A
Growing from the carpal pad
B
On a cat's hind legs
C
On a giraffe
D
High up on the foot of many mammals, birds and reptiles
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5

Singapore is connected to the mainland by a causeway that runs across which stretch of water?

A
Bass Strait
B
Cook Strait
C
Straits of Johore
D
Bering Strait
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6

What is the Abilene paradox?

A
Military action, e.g. eliminating enemy individuals can clear the way for enemy forces to attack
B
An IT network to facilitate activities or ideas may displace them and become the aim in itself
C
Group decisions, unless discussed, can be decisions that no one in the group wants
D
A desire for harmony in a group can result in non-discriminated, incorrect or deviant decisions
Select from the options above.
7

Which scientist allegedly used mirrors to focus the sun's rays to burn Roman ships during the Siege of Syracuse around 214–212 BC?

A
Archimedes
B
Ptolemy
C
Leonardo da Vinci
D
Sophocles
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