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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 December 2015

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Early episodes of UK TV series "Dr Who", "Z-Cars", and most of the iconic "Not Only ... But Also" share what?

A
They had the same executive producer, Dick Clement
B
The BBC tapes were wiped or re-used
C
They originally aired on BBC One
D
They were the first in the 45 minute running time format
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2

James Frederick Ferrier introduced which word to cover the branch of philosophy conerned with "the theory of knowledge"?

A
Episiotomy
B
Epistemology
C
Fallibilism
D
Deuteronomy
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3

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New Orleans, Louisiana, what is the name for the day called Shrove Tuesday in Ireland and the UK where it is celebrated with pancakes?

A
Epiphany
B
Mardi Gras
C
Twelfth Night
D
Ash Wednesday
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4

Who is the author of three mystery novels "The Shadow Catchers" (2006), "Chillwater Cove" (2007) and "Broken Wing" (2009), a continuing series revolving around a pair of FBI special agents, Mike Yeager and Peggy Weaver?

A
Laurie Lakeman
B
Seth Lakeman
C
Joan Fry Lakeman
D
Thomas Lakeman
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5

His achievements as king led to his being dubbed "the Great"; who was he and where did he rule?

A
Alfred, king of Wessex 871-899 CE (later known as king of the English)
B
Æthelred, king of the English 978-113, 1014-1016 CE
C
Edward, king of Wessex and king of England 1042-1066 CE
D
Robert, king of Scotland 1306-1329 CE
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6

With which sport is Michael Schumacher associated?

A
Basketball
B
Motor racing
C
Gymnastics
D
Square dancing
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7

Which of these best describes the location in Italy of Mt Vesuvius, which erupted and buried Pompeii in 79AD?

A
Near the border with Austria
B
On the west coast near Bari
C
Above the bay of Naples
D
Near the headwaters of the Po River
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