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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 August 2016

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1

In the nursery rhyme, who could eat no fat, and whose wife could eat no lean?

A
The Duke of Gloucester
B
Jack Sprat
C
The Grand Old Duke of York
D
Jack Horner
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2

Which calendar was different from its predecessor because leap years did not fall on years divisible by 100 unless they were also divisible by 400?

A
Roman calendar
B
Gregorian calendar
C
Lunar Calendar
D
Julian calendar
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3

Which artist, born in Leeuwarden in 1898, is famous for his optical illusions such as "Ascending And Descending", "Convex and Concave", and "Metamorphosis I"?

A
René Magritte
B
M C Escher
C
Samuel Jesserun de Mesquita
D
G H s'Gravesande
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4

A team from which of these countries competed in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1952 at Helsinki?

A
Australia
B
People's Republic of China
C
Spain
D
USSR
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5

Which of these features is near the East Coast of Sicily?

A
Etna
B
Vesuvius
C
River Po
D
Michelangelo's "Pieta"
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6

For the lead role in his film "A Fistful of Dollars", director Sergio Leone thought about approaching Henry Fonda, and then made realistic approaches to Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Whom did he approach after they both turned him down?

A
Cary Grant
B
Clint Eastwood
C
Sylvester Stallone
D
Gary Cooper
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7

What is another word for "Endomorphic"?

A
Plump
B
Skinny
C
Tall
D
Short
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