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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 September 2016

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Which 19th century French physicist erected a pendulum 200 feet high in the Pantheon in Paris to demonstrate the earth's rotation?

A
Jean Foucault
B
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
C
René Descartes
D
Nicholas Mercator
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2

In which 1988 Academy Award-winning film did Dustin Hoffman play a character with special mental powers called Raymond Babbitt?

A
Sleet Man
B
Snow Man
C
Shower Man
D
Rain Man
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3

Teammates and vigorous competitors, Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, both drive for which team?

A
Mercedes AMG Petronas
B
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
C
AT&T Williams
D
Red Bull Racing
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4

What is cholesterol?

A
An amino acid derivative
B
Signalling molecule, known as an eicosanoid
C
A naturally occurring steroid
D
A protein hormone
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5

Which of these could be appropriate to describe the arches in a vault?

A
Conjugation
B
Fornication
C
Pointillism
D
Rondeau
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6

How many African countries are crossed by the equator?

A
10
B
5
C
6
D
8
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7

What was the main form of transport used by the Japanese army in their invasion of Singapore in World War II?

A
Aeroplanes
B
Bicycles
C
Ships
D
Trucks
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