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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 October 2017

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1

The only original member, Ian Paice, still plays drums for which band?

A
Gerry and the Pacemakers
B
Pink Floyd
C
Rolling Stones
D
Deep Purple
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2

What was the first film to be directed by the son of veteran British director Ken Loach?

A
The Spirit of '45 (2013)
B
The Angels' Share (2012)
C
Oranges and Sunshine (2011)
D
Measure of a Man (2017)
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3

Which celebrated athlete announced that their last Olympic competition would be the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil?

A
Swimmer Michael Phelps
B
Track athlete Usain Bolt
C
Shot putter Valerie Adams
D
Sailor Peter Burling
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4

On 16 June 1883 in Sunderland, UK, there was a disaster in which 183 children were asphyxiated; where did it happen?

A
The Sunderland Ice Cave
B
A funfair in Mowbray Park
C
A concert hall called Victoria Hall
D
The Gas Works
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5

Which of these Canadian provinces is the largest by land area?

A
Alberta
B
British Columbia
C
Manitoba
D
New Brunswick
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6

What is the name of the principle that "if two explanations account equally well for a particular phenomenon, the one to be chosen is the one with the fewer assumptions"?

A
Parkinson's Law
B
Murphy's Law
C
Occam's razor
D
Pythagoras' Theorem
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7

Under English law, what was the earliest date that a woman could obtain a divorce with the sole ground of adultery?

A
1745
B
1923
C
1831
D
1899
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