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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 December 2016

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1

In architecture, what is the name for an ornamental vertical groove in a column?

A
Flute
B
Dado
C
Dorian
D
Portico
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2

Altogether, how many strings are there on the four instruments in a traditional string quartet?

A
17
B
18
C
20
D
16
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3

Which structure of cantilever design, designed by Sir W. M. Arrol, was begun in 1883 and opened in 1890?

A
Clifton Suspension Bridge
B
Forth Railway Bridge
C
London Bridge
D
Hammersmith Bridge
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4

Who wrote children's books featuring Noddy and Big Ears, and the Famous Five?

A
Margaret Brunton
B
Agatha Burton
C
Eunice Parton
D
Enid Blyton
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5

In England, what form of punishment was abolished by the Criminal Justice Act of 1948?

A
Execution by firing squad
B
Hanging
C
Hard labour
D
Beheading
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6

What is a hoatzin?

A
A large pheasant-like bird, native to South America
B
A Brazilian dance
C
A saying of Confucius
D
A small dumpling special to Vietnamese cuisine
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7

Where was the Cyclo-cross World Championship 2013 held?

A
Tabor, Czech Republic
B
Paris, France
C
Quebec, Canada
D
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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