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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 September 2016

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In 1970 the Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl built and sailed a craft based on ancient Egyptian models. Where did he sail the craft, called Ra II, and what was it made of?

A
From Senegal to Cuba, mangrove wood
B
From Chile to Easter Island (Rapa Nui), balsa wood
C
From Peru to the Tuamotus in French Polynesia, balsa wood
D
From Morocco to Barbados, papyrus
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2

In what is "sous-vide" a method?

A
Font design
B
3-D printing
C
Painting
D
Cooking
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3

Which of these US television series most closely fits the description of crime drama?

A
Desperate Housewives
B
The Big Bang Theory
C
Grey's Anatomy
D
The Closer
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4

What does the "P" stand for in the CRISPR system used in gene-editing?

A
Palindromic
B
Pathogen
C
Part
D
Parse
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5

Who wrote the play "Bent"?

A
Arthur Miller
B
Henry Miller
C
Martin Sherman
D
Sam Shepard
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6

What does a spelunker do as a hobby?

A
Parachute jumps
B
Collect autographs
C
Make pottery
D
Explore caves
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7

In soil layers what is the zone above the phreatic zone?

A
Zone of proximal development
B
Capillary fringe
C
Zone of saturation
D
Vadose zone
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