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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 February 2017

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1

A 2002 computer worm played on the watchability of, and is named after, which female tennis player?

A
Vera Zvonareva
B
Marion Bartoli
C
Svetlana Kuznetsova
D
Anna Kournikova
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2

Which US TV sitcom, set to theme music by George and Ira Gershwin, ran 1995 to 1998 and was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards, being given the 1996 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy?

A
Sex and the City
B
Cybill
C
Temporarily Yours
D
Will & Grace
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3

Where do the hunter-gatherer Twa or Batwa people mostly live?

A
High mountains and plains around Lake Kivu in Congo and Rwanda, and Burundi
B
Along the north-west coast of Africa
C
North-east Thailand
D
Tierra del Fuego
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4

What was Scottish inventor James Watt interested in?

A
Electricity
B
Steam power
C
Mechanical spinning of wool
D
Splitting the atom
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5

What is cupping used for in medicine?

A
To form a mortar for pounding herbs
B
To deliver blood
C
To create suction on parts of the skin
D
To heat patches of skin
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6

In which discipline is the word "syzygy" least likely to be used?

A
Biology
B
Mathematics
C
Astronomy
D
Sculpture
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7

What is the name for the massacre of the French ruling class while in church by local people at Palermo in 1282 that started a revolution that spread to other parts of the country?

A
The Crush of the Huguenots
B
St Valentine's Day Massacre
C
Bloody Sunday
D
Sicilian Vespers
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