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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 December 2016

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1

At the time of her construction in 2003, what was the longest, widest, tallest, largest passenger ship ever built?

A
Queen Elizabeth II
B
Queen Mary II
C
Lusitania
D
Queen Elizabeth I
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2

James, son of Mary Queen of Scots (who was executed for treason during the reign of Elizabeth I) was the first to use which title?

A
King of Great Britain
B
Defender of the Faith
C
Prince of Wales
D
Black Watch
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3

What song by Kings of Leon gave them their first number 1 single in the UK, charting at the top-spot on digital downloads alone, before its physical release?

A
Set Us on Fire
B
Sex on Fire
C
Socks on Fire
D
Sax On Fire
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4

The Irishmen William Burke and William Hare were famous for doing what in the early 19th century?

A
Starting a revolution to free Ireland from British rule
B
Exploring central Australia
C
Discovering the existence of X and Y chromosomes
D
Murdering people and selling the bodies
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5

By 2016 36% of Belize's land territory and 13% of Belize's marine territory falls under some form of official protected status; what, and when, was Belize's first gazetted sanctuary for wildlife protection?

A
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, 1986
B
The island atoll of Half Moon Caye, 1928
C
La Amistad International Park, 1988
D
Parque Nacional La Tigra, 1980
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6

What word is applied to someone who is equally capable with both hands?

A
Bipolar
B
Ambidextrous
C
Mainlining
D
Amplified
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7

Most elite high jumpers used the Straddle technique, Western Roll, Eastern cut-off or Scissors-Jump until the development of which technique, when its inventor's gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics brought it to the world's attention?

A
The Bartle bounce
B
The Stitchbury step
C
The Richardson roll
D
The Fosbury flop
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