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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 August 2015

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What small green fish with blue reflections (due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin) is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans?

A
Plankton
B
Herring
C
Silverside
D
Anchovy
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2

As part of a long career on stage, writing songs (recorded by Herman's Hermits, Adam Faith, Billy Fury) and musicals, and in TV and film working with Franco Zeffirelli, Bob Hoskins and Patrick Stewart, the actor Trevor Peacock stars in what UK TV series?

A
Last of the Summer Wine
B
Vicar of Dibley
C
Sherlock
D
Peaky Blinders
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3

Which of these structures is the oldest?

A
UN Building, New York, U S A
B
Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
C
Empire State Building, New York, U S A
D
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
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4

Both opposing generals, the British general Wolfe, and the French general Montcalm, were killed in a battle for which city in 1759?

A
Orleans
B
Quebec
C
Calais
D
Calcutta
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5

Who was largely responsible for the development of the jet engine, seeing the first application of his engine installed in a Gloster aircraft in 1941?

A
Lawrence Bragg
B
Robert Watson-Watt
C
Christopher Hinton
D
Frank Whittle
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6

The term, "soccer", coined first in the 1880s in the UK to distinguish types of football comes from what?

A
An abbreviation of "association football"
B
The method of kicking the ball
C
Type of material used for the ball's inner inflatable bladder
D
The players wore socks instead of puttees
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7

The course for which of these sports might contain a "hairpin bend"?

A
Motor racing
B
Golf
C
Swimming
D
Lawn bowls
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