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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 May 2016

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What does the Unix Time system do?

A
Keeps the time in video games and apps
B
Calculates when a leap second needs to be added to Coordinated Universal Time
C
Counts the seconds that have elapsed since Coordinated Universal Time was established on 1/1/1970
D
Marks the time specifically related to Unix operating systems
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2

Who was the 17th century English architect who designed St Paul's cathedral, London?

A
Ian Athfield
B
Christopher Wren
C
Inigo Jones
D
Robert Adam
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3

On 1 June 1958, who became the oldest person to break a world record in a standard Olympic athletic event?

A
Heidi Klum
B
Dana Zátopková
C
Yvette Williams
D
Heather Mills
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4

What is the name given to a class of coal that contains a high percentage of fired carbon and burns smokelessly with intense heat?

A
Atalicite
B
Dolomite
C
Pharmacite
D
Anthracite
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5

Around 1910, the White Star Line was building three sister ships: The Titanic, The Gigantic (later named the Britannic) and which other?

A
The Olympic
B
The Awesome
C
The Monolithic
D
The Terrific
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6

What is the first sentence of the book "Nineteen Eighty Four" by George Orwell?

A
This is a tale neither of love nor bravery, but of personal tragedy
B
I was being watched. I could feel eyes upon me
C
It was a dark and stormy night
D
It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen
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7

What country separates the city of Dandong and Dochon-ri village?

A
Mongolia
B
North Korea
C
Kazakhstan
D
Japan
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