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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 February 2017

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1

In probability theory and statistics, what is a measure of the variability or dispersion of a population, a data set, or a probability distribution?

A
Standard deviation
B
A posteriori probability
C
Index of dispersion
D
Regression discontinuity
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2

At the 1991 Grand Prix International de Paris the figure skater Midori Ito during warm-up landed a triple Axel-triple toe loop jump combination, which is notable for what reason (apart from its difficulty)?

A
It has not been equalled in competition by a female skater since
B
She exceeded it in difficulty 10 minutes later
C
She retired from skating immediately
D
She collided with another skater next event, broke her hip, and was never able to repeat the move
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3

Which of these is a lighthouse on a rocky island off the coast of Cork?

A
Eddystone
B
Fastnet
C
St Patricks
D
Bell Rock
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4

Who played Colonel Potter in the TV series "M*A*S*H"?

A
Mike Farrell
B
Alan Alda
C
Harry S Morgan
D
Jamie Farr
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5

The main characters in James Goldman's play "The Lion in Winter" are Henry II, his sons John, Geoffrey & Richard, his mistress Alais Capet, and which other?

A
Queen Victoria
B
Romeo
C
Moses
D
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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6

According to some Christian tradition, who were Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar?

A
The Supremes
B
Three blind mice
C
Three coins in a fountain
D
Three wise men
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7

What type of vessel is named for the handles that it has on both sides?

A
Bivalve
B
Jerry can
C
Passepartout
D
Amphora
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