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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 May 2016

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Time On Our Hands, which held the record for the highest UK audience for a sitcom episode from 1996 for over ten years, is from which TV series?

A
Only Fools and Horses
B
The Goodies
C
Absolutely Fabulous
D
The Good Life
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2

What is one of the distinctions of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia?

A
The longest continually erupting volcano
B
The biggest collection of Indian elephants in captivity
C
The highest summer temperatures in Asia
D
The capital city with lowest mean annual daily temperature
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3

A placenta in which the umbilical cord is attached at the placental margin is called what?

A
Battledore placenta
B
Placenta previa
C
Placenta accreta
D
Placenta increta
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4

Which is the 17th century German mathematician and astronomer (at one time assistant to Tycho Brahe) whose works, including " Epitome of Copernican Astronomy", provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation?

A
Heinrich Decimator
B
Christiaan Huygens
C
John Flamsteed
D
Johannes Kepler
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5

Which alpine ski racer was World Cup champion in 1967 and 1968, won the Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing with a sweep of the three gold medals for downhill, giant slalom and slalom at the 1968 Winter Olympics, and then retired?

A
Jean-Claude Killy
B
Henri Oreiller
C
Gustav Thöni
D
Billy Kidd
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6

In what country did the Boxer War, or Boxer Rebellion, happen?

A
Australia
B
USA
C
China
D
Japan
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7

In the early 20th century a French chef developed a soup he called Vichyssoise and placed it on the menu of which restaurant ?

A
Ritz-Carlton, New York, USA
B
Jockey-Club de Paris, Paris, France
C
Ritz, London, UK
D
Le Cochon Bourgeois, Berlin, Germany
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