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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 July 2016

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1

Who constructed railway lines between Stockton and Darlington (in 1821) and Manchester and Liverpool (in 1829), and designed and built railway engines, including "The Rocket".

A
George Churchward
B
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
C
Richard Trevithick
D
George Stephenson
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2

How long did the term of the first democratically elected President of Egypt last?

A
3 weeks
B
5 years
C
1 year 3 days
D
18 months
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3

Where is the Sahel?

A
In the centre of Australia
B
West to east across the north of China
C
In the centre of Brazil
D
West to east across the middle of Africa
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4

What was probably the first commercial offshore radio station in the world, a Danish station that started regular transmission on 2 August 1958?

A
Radio Caroline
B
Radio Mercur
C
Radio Veronica
D
Radio Syd
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5

Why was Tyson Fury stripped of his International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight title in 2015 just ten days after gaining it?

A
He admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs
B
He refused to defend it against the IBF nominated opponent
C
Widely derided homophobic and sexist comments
D
An alleged hate crime
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6

What is "eddish"?

A
An emotional dysregulation disorder
B
Evaluation of drug-induced serious hepatotoxicity
C
Swirling liquid
D
Second growth of grass after it has been mown
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7

What word best describes a triangle where two sides are equal?

A
Acute
B
Scalene
C
Isosceles
D
Obtuse
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