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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 November 2016

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1

What name was given to the civil war in England during the reign of Stephen?

A
The Rising
B
The Anarchy
C
The Storm
D
The Seven Days' War
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2

When Spanish commander de Heredia founded a city in 1533 on an indigenous village in a bay in the north-west of what is now Colombia what was the source of the name he gave to it?

A
The city of Carthage, Tunisia
B
The city of Medellín, Spain
C
Bacatá, the indigenous name for the area
D
"Barranca", the Spanish word for the nearby canyons
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3

The chemical messenger that transports signals from one cell to another, called phytohormone in plants, is called what in animals?

A
Calcium
B
Hormone
C
Pheromone
D
Antibody
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4

In which British sitcom does a draughtsman give up his job to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, planting fruit and vegetables, and running chickens, pigs and a goat in the garden, to the horror of their next-door neighbours?

A
The Goodies
B
To The Manor Born
C
The Good Life
D
Absolutely Fabulous
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5

What is a "carillon"?

A
A church built as a memorial
B
A set of bells played by a keyboard
C
A method of preparing lobster
D
Large migratory bird
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6

Which of these qualities are actor Geoffrey Rush, artist David Hockney, composer Alexander Scriabin, writer Vladimir Nabokov, and poet Bob Dylan understood to have shared?

A
Mild scoliosis of the spine
B
Autism
C
Monochrome vision
D
Synaesthesia
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7

In 1899 Jim Jeffries, the champion at the time, competed against Tom Sharkey on Coney Island, New York, in what discipline?

A
Boxing
B
Fencing
C
Craps
D
Poker
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