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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2016

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Who was the founder of engineering firm Marman Products Co, which designed and manufactured the catch which among other things held the Enola Gay bomb in place during transport?

A
Lyle D. Goodhue
B
Charles Chaplin
C
Zeppo Marx
D
John W. Mauchly
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2

Which country became a separate state in 1890 after having been, since 1443, part of Burgundy, Spain, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands?

A
Luxembourg
B
Andorra
C
Liechtenstein
D
Poland
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3

What is the collective name for the islands with a land area of 4,167 squ km (1,622 squ miles) over 2,500,000 squ km (965,255 squ miles) of ocean, made up of several groups of islands, including the Austral Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago?

A
Tahiti
B
French Polynesia
C
Melanesia
D
New Caledonia
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4

"The Godfather" trilogy of films was centred around which family?

A
Corleone
B
Medici
C
Romanov
D
Capulet
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5

How did Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee die in 1967?

A
Crashed on the moon
B
Burned to death
C
As the result of a car accident
D
A Vietnamese mine
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6

If a boat or yacht is luffed what does it do?

A
Sails close to the wind
B
Heels over and takes water
C
Takes a ninety degree turn
D
Hauls to and stops
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7

In 2015 a particular concern over, and unique to, the Summer Olympics 2016 was...?

A
Transport
B
Ticket scalping
C
Accommodation for athletes
D
Water quality in the rowing and sailing venues
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