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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 October 2015

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1

What is another name for a police van?

A
Black Maria
B
Black mamba
C
Black market
D
Black magic
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2

Which of these was the name of a space shuttle?

A
Pequod
B
Argo
C
Nautilus
D
Atlantis
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3

In WCF, an international body formed in 1989 which is associated among other things with the MacRobertson Shield, what does the "C" stand?

A
Climbing
B
Corkball
C
Curving
D
Croquet
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4

Which group, named after its keyboardist, had its first hit record when the members included Mike Hugg, Mike Vickers, Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones?

A
Manfred Mann
B
Georgie Fame
C
Alan Price
D
Brian Auger
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5

What links the cities of Quito and Lima?

A
They are the capital cities of adjacent countries
B
The water source for both cities is the Rimac River
C
The main language spoken in both is Portuguese
D
They have ports on the Caribbean Sea
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6

In 1953, what was announced about the discovery in 1911 to 1915 of the bones of Piltdown Man, who was believed to represent the oldest human race in Europe?

A
Even older bones were found nearby
B
It was exposed as an elaborate hoax
C
Radiation tests proved that they were older than first thought
D
The skeleton was constructed in a new way, proving that he was shorter than first thought
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7

The American film made at the very start of the sound film era, "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), on the grimness of warfare in WWI was banned in Germany (after a brief run in 1930) not unexpectedly, but also where?

A
UK
B
Australia
C
Canada
D
Malta
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