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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 November 2017

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Who is the eponymous absent-minded professor who features in a series of books by British author Norman Hunter in the 1930s and then 1970-83?

A
Professor Branestawm
B
Emmett Brown
C
Dr Strange
D
Madame Olivier
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2

Which author disappeared on a walk along the River Ouse near Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex, England, in March 1941, leaving letters for her husband Leonard and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell?

A
Agatha Christie
B
Virginia Woolf
C
Ngaio Marsh
D
George Eliot
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3

Which of these events occurred last?

A
Death of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson
B
Death of Beethoven
C
Death of Napoleon Bonaparte
D
Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species"
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4

How are potatoes harvested?

A
Cut
B
Plucked
C
Pulled
D
Dug
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5

Which of these states of the USA extends the furthest West?

A
California
B
New Mexico
C
Texas
D
Nevada
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6

How many fence posts are required to surround a field that is 12 metres square, if a post must be provided every metre?

A
48
B
47
C
24
D
25
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7

Teams from how many countries have competed teams in the Olympic Rugby Union competitions until 2016?

A
15
B
6
C
20
D
25
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