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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 October 2016

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How does an épée differ from the sabre used in fencing competitions?

A
It is heavier and is rectangular in cross-section
B
It is heavier and stiffer
C
It has a V-shaped groove called a fuller and is lighter
D
It is more flexible
Select from the options above.
2

"Death Comes to Pemberley" (2013) is a television series extending the situation of characters introduced by which 18th/19th century author?

A
Mark Twain
B
Charles Dickens
C
Jane Austen
D
Leo Tolstoy
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3

If a person has pieces of metal in his body, such as from shrapnel, a bullet injury or any implanted devices e.g. a pacemaker or artificial joint, which procedure is particularly difficult or may be impossible?

A
MRI scan
B
EEG test
C
Colonoscopy
D
Ultrasound examination
Select from the options above.
4

He began in mechanical engineering, he was Professor in the Academy of Agriculture, and in 1901 was the first Physics Nobel prize winner for " the discovery of the remarkable rays ...". Who was he?

A
Pierre (and Marie) Curie
B
Antoine Henri Becquerel
C
Wilhelm Röntgen
D
Svante Arrhenius
Select from the options above.
5

Suriname on the north-eastern coast of South America is one of the top producers in the world of what?

A
Bauxite
B
Dysprosium
C
Platinum
D
Yttrium
Select from the options above.
6

What type of aircraft powerplant uses a gas turbine to drive a propeller?

A
Biplane
B
Jet
C
Turbo prop
D
Monoplane
Select from the options above.
7

What did the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919 mark?

A
End of the state of war of the First World War
B
Completed renovations at the Palace of Versailles
C
Agreement to build a Channel Tunnel
D
Agreed definition of the length of the metre
Select from the options above.
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