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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 May 2016

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1

Nimbus clouds have what characteristic?

A
They appear only in the early morning
B
They are bright and isolated
C
They are high and thin
D
They are dense with water and produce precipitation
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2

Which of these is subject to scientific debate about whether it is a bear (classified in the Family “Ursidae”), a racoon (a "Procyonidae") or a type all of its own ("Ailuridae")?

A
Giant Panda
B
Sloth Bear
C
Red Panda
D
Sun Bear
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3

Which is the only regatta cancelled because it rained and there was water in the river, as happened in 1993 when it was cancelled due to flooding?

A
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta
B
The Riverview Gold Cup
C
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
D
The Grand Challenge Cup for Men's Eights
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4

Who wrote "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us", a book published in 1996 that focuses on the impact individuals and groups outside the family have on a child's well-being?

A
Michael Jackson
B
Dr. Benjamin Spock
C
Dr. Margaret Mead
D
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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5

The film, Tess of the Storm Country (1914), was an early highlight in releases by the company, Famous Players in Famous Plays; this company merged with others to form another company now known as what?

A
Paramount Pictures
B
Gaumont Film
C
MGM
D
Universal Studios
Select from the options above.
6

The Belgian Revolution, that began after a performance at the Brussels opera in 1830, led to the secession of the Southern provinces of which kingdom to establish an independent Kingdom of Belgium?

A
United Kingdom of the Netherlands
B
The Ottoman Empire
C
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
D
The Kingdom of Portugal
Select from the options above.
7

Which category of instrument includes the flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon?

A
Woodwind
B
Brass
C
Strings
D
Percussion
Select from the options above.
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