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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 March 2016

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1

Named for its colour, originally called Greek and prized as a paint pigment, is the mixture of compounds of what?

A
Copper
B
Iron
C
Scale insects
D
Calcium
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2

The Balfour Declaration, made by Lord Balfour on behalf of the British Government in 1917, was a promise to do what after World War I?

A
Act as the co-ordinators for a "League of Nations"
B
Provide money to France to erect a defensive line along the French - German border
C
Make Palestine into a "national home" for Jews
D
Scuttle the British navy as an incentive for world disarmament
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3

What is "lumpen"?

A
Misshapen
B
Swollen
C
Crippled
D
Pebbled
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4

What links Cartagena, Maracaibo and Barranquilla?

A
They are major cities in northern Colombia
B
They are ports
C
They were famous as favourite havens for 17th century pirates
D
They are major lakes in Venezuela
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5

Who composed, and sang, the love song "My Heart Will Go On" which was featured in an epic American film in 1997?

A
Björk
B
Madonna
C
The Spice Girls
D
Celine Dion
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6

Who carried out his early experiments at Villa Grifone, Bologna, Italy, with his brother Alfonso?

A
Guglielmo Marconi
B
Thomas Edison
C
Alexander Graham Bell
D
John Logie Baird
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7

What prompted British statisticians Duckworth and Lewis to devise the system now used to reset the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances?

A
A family request
B
An International Cricket Council competition
C
A relentlessly rainy season
D
The semi-final in the 1992 Cricket World Cup
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