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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2015

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1

The fraction of the total incident solar radiation reflected by a planet back to space would be measured as its what?

A
Bond albedo
B
Lambertian reflectance
C
Reflectivity
D
BRDF
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2

According to legend, where did Queen Guinevere end her days after the death of her husband, King Arthur?

A
Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
B
Bodiam Castle, Sussex
C
A nunnery at Amesbury
D
Gascony Abbey in Aquitaine
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3

Which novelist, born in Bombay in 1865, was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1907?

A
Evelyn Waugh
B
Charles Kingsley
C
Henry Longfellow
D
Rudyard Kipling
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4

What family name is next in the series Ivanišević, Hewitt, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray?

A
Djokovic
B
Williams
C
Roddick
D
Berdych
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5

Conchiglie is a type of what?

A
Sea anemone
B
Pasta
C
Pacifist
D
Musical form
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6

The founding of Precept Software in 1995 sparked what in the USA?

A
The Prism service
B
The founding of Kingston Communications, a UK communications and IT services provider
C
Zaap TV
D
Development of IPTV (internet protocol TV)
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7

Which of these marks an increasing break between the African and the Arabian tectonic plates?

A
The Red Sea
B
The Great Rift Valley, east Africa
C
Persian Gulf
D
The Dead Sea
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