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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 October 2015

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1

Daphne du Maurier wrote which of these books?

A
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
B
Rebecca
C
Heidi
D
Emma
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2

In the 2015 World Rowing Championships which country was not in the top four medal winners?

A
USA
B
New Zealand
C
Great Britain
D
Germany
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3

How many countries border Brazil?

A
10
B
12
C
11
D
6
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4

The main technical advance in the diving bell, following its development and use in about the 4th century BCE, was by whom?

A
Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1726/7)
B
Dr Edmond Halley (1656 – 1742)
C
John Flamsteed (1646 – 1719)
D
Dr Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703)
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5

The satirical Pigasus Award first awarded in 1979, symbol a flying pig, is presented annually but irregularly, in a number of categories to recognise frauds in the paranormal; which of these is not one?

A
For the most persistent refusal to face reality
B
To the scientist who said or did the silliest thing relating to parapsychology in the preceding year
C
To the media outlet that reported as fact the most outrageous paranormal claim
D
To the person who admits a psychic fraud and is most successful in still being believed
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6

The Treaty of San Francisco established the ending of hostilities between which countries, and when?

A
Spain and Mexico, 1821
B
Allied Powers and Japan, 1952
C
France and England, 1453
D
Great Britain and Maori chieftains, 1840
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7

Which musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot opened in October 1967 at Joseph Papp's Public Theater?

A
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens
B
The Phantom of the Opera
C
Hair
D
Les Miserables
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