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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 April 2017

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1

What book was published by Immanuel Kant in 1781?

A
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
B
Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
C
The Critique of Pure Reason
D
Meditations on First Philosophy
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2

Which co-presenter of a programme for car enthusiasts has also presented "Brainiac: Science Abuse", "The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend", "Blast Lab" and "Invisible Worlds"?

A
James May
B
Richard Hammond
C
The Stig
D
Jeremy Clarkson
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3

What is the name of the raised bumps that cover the striking area of a table tennis bat?

A
Pimples
B
Dimples
C
Cold sores
D
Acne
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4

Tourtière, a pie popular in Canada, is made with what?

A
Stone fruits
B
A mixture of meats, usually pork, veal or beef, often including wild game
C
Mock turtle (brains and organ meats)
D
Dove meat
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5

Travel from Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city, to Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital city, is in which direction?

A
West
B
East
C
North
D
South
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6

What was the cause of the Great Stink in London, UK, in the summer of 1858?

A
A parliamentary sexual scandal
B
An exceptionally good harvest supplying too many vegetables and fruit, which rotted
C
Unusually hot weather acting on human waste and industrial effluent on the banks of the River Thames
D
A rash of roundarm bowling in cricket games
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7

Which 17th century French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and writer developed the Cartesian coordinate system, thus founding analytic geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry and crucial to the invention of calculus?

A
Nicholas Mercator
B
Isaac Newton
C
Johannes Kepler
D
René Descartes
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