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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 January 2016

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1

Which of these is novel by Henry Fielding?

A
Tom Jones
B
Engelbert Humperdinck
C
Meat Loaf
D
James Brown
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2

What voting system for General Elections was first implemented in the Australian colony of Tasmania on 7 February 1856 and introduced to Britain in 1872 by the Ballot Act?

A
Secret ballot
B
Women were entitled to vote
C
Pocket boroughs, small electorates under the control of one landowner, were eliminated
D
Seats in parliament were granted to cities resulting from the Industrial Revolution
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3

Which US president was re-elected with the slogan "Don't change horses in mid-stream"?

A
Abraham Lincoln
B
Herbert Hoover
C
Richard Nixon
D
Lyndon Johnson
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4

What name is given to an over-theatrical actor?

A
Ham
B
Beef
C
Mutton
D
Pork
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5

Why, in November 2009, was the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, shut down?

A
A bird dropped some bread into it
B
An overheating atomic pile
C
A strike by scientists
D
An outbreak of swine flu
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6

Why did Larry Doby become famous in the history of baseball when he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1947?

A
He had never played baseball before
B
He was the first to hit a home run every time in a season
C
He was the first recruit from the West Coast
D
He was the first black player in the American League
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7

On which island are 16 of Japan's 20 largest cities and Mount Fuji?

A
Kyūshū
B
Hokkaidō
C
Honshu
D
Shikoku
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