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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 July 2015

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1

What was unusual about Stamata Revithi running the marathon course at the 1896 Olympics, in Athens?

A
She was a paraplegic
B
Female athletes could not compete in "strenuous events"
C
Female athletes were not allowed to compete at all
D
She came alone and did not represent a country
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2

Neil Oliver provides archaeological and social history knowledge for, and fronts, programmes for UK TV in Britain, continental Europe and Australia, called what?

A
Britain/Europe/Australia From Above
B
Coast
C
Coast to Coast
D
Coastal Watch
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3

What does a mordent involve?

A
A four-note trill
B
A flutter before a note is sounded consisting of the note itself and the note above or below it
C
Three successive tones on a keyboard sounded at the same time
D
It is the sign for the tenor clef
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4

What is the science that deals with the principles and construction of timepieces?

A
Tempology
B
Horology
C
Minutry
D
Chronology
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5

According to Greek legend, who was the muse of history?

A
Urania
B
Calliope
C
Clio
D
Polymnia
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6

France administers which of these Pacific territories?

A
Philippines
B
New Caledonia
C
Papua-New Guinea
D
Fiji
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7

Which novelist is best known for his short stories, many of which were written as a result of his experiences in the Franco-Prussian War?

A
Guy de Maupassant
B
Cyrano de Bergerac
C
Somerset Maughan
D
Graham Greene
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