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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 October 2016

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1

What Three Laws were formulated by Johannes Kepler in the early 1600s?

A
Successful marriage
B
Planetary Motion
C
Robotics
D
Bankruptcy
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2

From 1781 until the adoption of the Constitution on 17 September 1787, the US government operated in terms of what document?

A
Act of Union
B
Bill of Rights
C
Declaration of Independence
D
Articles of Confederation
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3

Which state donated the land occupied by the US capital city, Washington, District of Columbia?

A
Virginia
B
Maryland
C
Connecticut
D
New York
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4

Which country did Peder Balke, intensely dramatic landscape painter, pioneer of Modernism in his country, activist for social justice, and great-great-grandfather of jazz musicians Jon and Erik Balke, paint?

A
Norway
B
Belgium
C
The Netherlands
D
Czechoslovakia
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5

What is Operalia?

A
A 1993 opera by Jerry Goldsmith
B
Part of the Opéra National de Paris, specifically for workshopping new opera
C
An international opera competition
D
An underwater hotel
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6

Small coloured dots on a squash ball indicate its "bounciness". Which colour, introduced in 2000, is the international competition standard?

A
Green dot
B
Double-yellow dot
C
Red dot
D
Blue dot
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7

An Elizabethan sea captain and explorer was Sir Francis who?

A
Duck
B
Drake
C
Goose
D
Peacock
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