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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 August 2015

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What is a trifecta?

A
A type of bet on a horse race
B
A judge
C
One of 3 terms in a school year
D
An epidemic killing more than 3,000 people
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2

What was the name of the uprising in Rhode Island that attempted to extend voting rights because, by 1829, only landowners could vote, and thus 60% of the state's free white men could not (as well as non-whites and women)?

A
Rhode Island Tea Party
B
Suffragette movement
C
Dorr Rebellion
D
The War of the Roses
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3

What do Solfatara in Italy, Mount Pico in the Azores, and Hekla in Iceland have in common?

A
They are a source of purple marble
B
They are ski resorts
C
They are the world's primary source of pumice
D
They are all active, or dormant, volcanoes
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4

What is the name for the phenomenon that occurs, e.g., in magnetic and ferromagnetic materials and in the elastic, electric, and magnetic behaviour of materials, in which a lag occurs between the application or the removal of a force or field and its subsequent effect?

A
Retardation
B
Emesis
C
Reluctance
D
Hysteresis
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5

Which computer company was founded by former employees of Acer?

A
Asus
B
HP
C
IBM
D
Lenovo
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6

In a court case in Toronto in October 1978, whose defence counsel compared him to Sylvia Plath, Vincent Van Gogh, Aldous Huxley, Judy Garland and F Scott Fitzgerald?

A
Jack Kerouac
B
Keith Richards
C
Pierre Trudeau
D
Bob Dylan
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7

Which of these is a play by Oscar Wilde?

A
The Consequences of Being Roger
B
The Irrelevance of Being Algernon
C
The Importance of Being Earnest
D
The Result of Being George
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