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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 February 2016

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1

Why was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania founded by William Penn?

A
He was heading for Tennessee but became lost and decided to stay
B
He thought that it would be nice to have a place named after him
C
As a safe place for Quakers to live and practise their faith
D
The colonial government was offering bonuses to those who founded commonwealths
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2

Which of these was named after Thomas Lord?

A
The Lord Chamberlain
B
The Lord's Prayer
C
Lord's Cricket Ground
D
The Lord of the Isles
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3

Staten Island, New York, is at the mouth of which river?

A
Missouri
B
Mississippi
C
Hudson
D
Potomac
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4

The invention of what sport is credited to Dr. S. A. Naismith in Massachusetts, USA, in 1891?

A
Basketball
B
Soccer
C
Bowls
D
Cricket
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5

Who wrote "A Year in Provence"?

A
Bill Bryson
B
Peter Mayle
C
Helen Fielding
D
Lady Fortescue
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6

Which birds from around Papua New Guinea and brought to Europe were believed never to land and to be kept aloft by their plumes, because native traders had removed the wings and feet from the specimens?

A
Hornbill
B
Hooded Pitohui
C
Cassowary
D
Bird of Paradise
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7

Who devised the UK TV quiz series called "QI"?

A
John Lloyd
B
Stephen Fry
C
Alan Davies
D
Bill Bailey
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