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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 February 2016

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Which of these is a small rodent found in the alpine regions of Europe, Asia and North America?

A
Mummer
B
Marmoset
C
Mango
D
Marmot
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2

In Ovid's poem "Metamorphoses" Pygmalion famously fell in love with Galatea; what was Pygmalion's relationship to her?

A
Her sculptor
B
Her father
C
Her brother
D
Her father's friend
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3

Which English-born sculptor is best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures, usually depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures, that are pierced or contain hollow spaces?

A
Alexander Calder
B
Sir Jacob Epstein
C
David Smith
D
Henry Moore
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4

What disease caused US president Franklin D Roosevelt to use a wheelchair?

A
Typhoid
B
Multiple sclerosis
C
Polio
D
Tuberculosis
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5

How can the land to the west of the Gulf of California be described?

A
Island
B
Cape
C
Peninsula
D
Continental mass
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6

As well as writing "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", the torrid depiction of aristocratic sexual and social scheming to humiliate and degrade, for which other of these was the 18th century French novelist, soldier and diplomat Choderlos de Laclos responsible?

A
A speech to a Grand Masonic Lodge supporting the initiation of women
B
A philosophical debate on materialism, as part of the work "La Promenade du Sceptique"
C
An Act of Parliament abolishing the French slave trade
D
Design of a range of sex aids
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7

What world championship, the fourth to date, was held in Germany in August 2015?

A
Aeroplane acrobatics
B
Handbag throwing
C
B.A.S.E. Jumping
D
Wife carrying
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