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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2016

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1

A long running UK TV series, the longest to date, is what "... Street"?

A
Emmerdale
B
Coronation
C
Eastend
D
Heartbeat
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2

Which Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under a parabola, and provided formulas for the volumes of surfaces of revolution and a system for expressing very large numbers?

A
Cicero
B
Pythagoras
C
Euclid
D
Archimedes
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3

What is "enjambement"?

A
The run on of sense from one line of verse to the next without grammatical pause
B
The fixing of a door so that it does not quite close, so that can be opened without a handle
C
Food topping, usually a pie, with confiture made from fruit, usually strawberry
D
The attachment of artificial limbs, specifically legs
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4

Which chief laid siege to Fort Detroit in 1763, an action that led to widespread rebellion against colonists in the area around Ohio and Illinois?

A
Pontiac
B
Cadillac
C
Potomac
D
Buick
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5

Which of these countries is north of the Tropic of Cancer?

A
Cuba
B
Nepal
C
Philippines
D
Zaire
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6

Which bird, that breeds in northern Europe in pine and beech forests, has a chestnut brown back, grey head, dark tail, buff breast and a striped black throat?

A
Fieldfare
B
Swallow
C
Puffin
D
Godwit
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7

What contest, held between 24 teams, was played in Dubai between 5 and 7 March 2009, and was won by Wales?

A
World Underwater Hockey Championship
B
Orienteering World Cup
C
Rugby Sevens World Cup
D
World Baseball Classic
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