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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 December 2016

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1

What British sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1981 in the UK, starred Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles?

A
The Goodies
B
To the Manor Born
C
Robin's Nest
D
The Good Life
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2

Which French scientist invented the first satisfactory revolving light for use in lighthouses, and has a type of theatre light named after him?

A
René Descartes
B
Jean Foucalt
C
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
D
Girard Desargues
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3

When the passage of a wave, such as light or sound, changes to a different density medium what is originating it can appear reversed, shifted, and magnified in a process known as what?

A
Diversion
B
Refraction
C
Separation
D
Relocation
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4

What is the next in the series Madagascar, Borneo, New Guinea, ...?

A
New Zealand
B
Japan
C
Greenland
D
Majorca
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5

For which of these is a red cross a symbol?

A
The Ku Klux Klan
B
Christianity
C
Association of Belgian Chocolatiers
D
Vatican Guards
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6

What is one of the unique things about the Book of the Dun Cow?

A
It is the oldest extant manuscript written entirely in the Irish language
B
It is the oldest known written manual of animal husbandry
C
It is the second book printed in Europe with moveable metal type in 1355 CE
D
It was carved in meteorite iron
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7

The oldest woman Olympic gold medalist is Queenie Newall, at London in 1908, when 53 years old. In which sport did she compete?

A
Archery
B
100 metres
C
High jump
D
Shooting
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