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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 January 2017

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1

Which series of films were numbered 11, 12 & 13, without any "episodes" numbered 10 or below?

A
The French Connection
B
Charlie's Angels
C
Star Wars
D
Oceans
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2

What form does an "iamb" have?

A
Regular slow wave cycles
B
Two short syllables followed by accented syllable
C
Six pairs of legs and an armoured and segmented body
D
One short syllable followed by an accented syllable
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3

What was remarkable about Kathrine Switzer's competing as runner no.261 in the 1967 Boston Marathon?

A
She was physically disabled
B
She won the Marathon
C
She was found to have run only part of the course
D
Women were not allowed to compete officially at the time
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4

Where in Britain is Bishop Rock lighthouse?

A
Scilly Isles
B
Anglesey
C
Lundy
D
Channel Islands
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5

What instrument consisting basically of a telescope that can be rotated vertically and horizontally on graduated scales was designed for use in land surveying for measuring by triangulation?

A
Plebiscite
B
Theodolite
C
Microlite
D
Araldite
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6

Julian Edwin Adderley, a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s, was known by what nickname?

A
Snowy
B
Sonny
C
Cannonball
D
Rocky
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7

What made 23 June 2016 particularly significant to the UK and Europe?

A
The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union
B
The UEFA Euro 2016 finals were played
C
Most of Europe was severely flooded after sudden torrential rain
D
Guðni Jóhannesson won Iceland's presidency
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