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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 February 2017

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What were Ronnie Hazlehurst and Ron Grainer in connection with the UK TV series, respectively, "Only Fools and Horses" and "The Prisoner"?

A
Scriptwriters
B
Producers
C
Supporting actors
D
Composers of the theme music
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2

Which of these people writes right handed?

A
Gerald Ford
B
Barack Obama
C
Bill Clinton
D
Jimmy Carter
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3

What was UK pop singer Dusty Springfield's real name?

A
Sandra Goodrich
B
Marie Lawrie
C
Priscilla White
D
Mary O'Brien
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4

What card game is argued by 19th century authority on card games Henry ("Cavendish") Jones to have been derived ultimately from the pre-16th century Italian game called "ronfa"?

A
Poker
B
Piquet
C
Baccarat
D
Chemin de Fer
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5

To which of these is the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas closest?

A
Wales
B
Tierra del Fuego
C
Boston
D
Galapagos Islands
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6

Why do haloclines occur?

A
Weathering of rock by growth of salt crystals
B
When seawater salinities differ, forming a vertical area of increasingly saltier and denser waters
C
Volcanic eruptions under water or ice
D
Where the structure in the vitreous body of the eye is disrupted
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7

What was the name that US President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to his package of economic programmes in the mid 1930's with the goals of "the 3 R's": Relief to the unemployed & farmers, Reform of business and financial practices, and Recovery of the economy?

A
Depression delights
B
The New Deal
C
Peace and Love
D
Watergate
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