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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 December 2015

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1

What is a petaflop?

A
A thousand trillion flops
B
100 teraflops
C
The modified labellum of an orchid
D
An alumnus of a philosophy education, research and training network
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2

Whose first book, published in 1920, was "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"?

A
Mark Twain
B
Ngaio Marsh
C
Charles Dickens
D
Agatha Christie
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3

For what did William Kemmler, then at New York's Auburn Prison, become famous on 6 August 1890?

A
The first person to be executed via the electric chair
B
The first person to break out of a prison ringed with barbed wire
C
The first warder to be convicted of murdering a prison inmate
D
The first prison manager to allow conjugal visits
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4

What is the last name of "Dr. Phil"?

A
MacKenzie
B
McKee
C
McGruder
D
McGraw
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5

The Rhine, the Mississippi and the Amazon are all what type of geographical feature?

A
Canals
B
Mountains
C
Oceans
D
Rivers
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6

Due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Britain at the time of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and the strict quarantine laws of Australia, where were the equestrian events held?

A
London
B
Stockholm
C
Atlanta
D
Berlin
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7

Which of these is a description of a mordent?

A
Grace notes
B
Etching tool
C
Sarcastic remark
D
Acid used in etching
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