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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 September 2015

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Which supertanker carrying 120,000 tons of crude oil was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England in March 1967, resulting in Blackburn Buccaneer planes dropping forty-two 1,000lb bombs on it?

A
The Marie Celeste
B
The Exxon Valdez
C
The Torrey Canyon
D
The Andrea Doria
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2

Which is the preposition in the tongue twister "She sells sea shells by the sea shore"?

A
She
B
The
C
By
D
Sells
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3

Which of these capitals is the most northern?

A
Reykjavik
B
Moscow
C
Oslo
D
Ottawa
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4

Who wrote "The Commitments", "The Snapper" and "The Van"?

A
Maeve Binchy
B
Frank McCourt
C
Roddy Doyle
D
Dermot Healy
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5

Which New Zealand-born and New York-based artist, known for his kinetic sculpture produced between 1950 and 1980, also made films, applying dyes, stencils, air-brushes and other objects directly to celluloid?

A
Andy Warhol
B
Peter Jackson
C
Jackson Pollock
D
Len Lye
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6

Which of these sports uses a round ball?

A
American Football
B
Rugby Union
C
Volleyball
D
Australian Rules Football
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7

A waterbear or moss piglet, otherwise known as a tardigrade, is a minute extremophile organism. Which of these can it survive?

A
Complete vacuum
B
Water temperature ranging from absolute zero to boiling point
C
Pressure 6 times greater than in the deepest ocean, radiation 100-fold higher than lethal for humans
D
All of these, and more
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