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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 May 2016

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When British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition 1914-17, in the course of which his men spent time on Elephant Island, what was the aim of the expedition?

A
To reach the South Pole
B
To cross Antarctica from sea to sea via the South Pole
C
To climb Mount Erebus in Antarctica
D
To establish a new record for reaching farthest south (success was at latitude 88°S)
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2

Which African American athlete's career included causing particular annoyance to Adolf Hitler?

A
Muhammad Ali
B
Ben Johnson
C
Jesse Owens
D
Floyd Patterson
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3

What name is given to a chemical compound in which water combines with other substances without alteration of the arrangement of the atoms in the water?

A
Hydroxide
B
Hydrate
C
Hydroxyl
D
Hydrostatics
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4

What is the branch of the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and the Balkans, with ports such as Bari, Venice, and Trieste?

A
Aegean Sea
B
Adriatic Sea
C
Black Sea
D
Caspian Sea
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5

"It was a dark and stormy night", the "standard" for hackneyed writing, was the opening line of a novel by whom?

A
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
B
Robert Louis Stevenson
C
Arthur Conan Doyle
D
Thomas More
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6

In the nursery rhyme, a carving knife was used for amputation on who?

A
Humpty Dumpty
B
Three Blind Mice
C
Jack Sprat
D
Jill's boyfriend
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7

What fictitious national park was the setting for the 1960s TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo"?

A
Waratah
B
Murrumbidgee
C
Woomera
D
Didgeridoo
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