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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 December 2017

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1

Who was the great great great grand uncle of the singer/composer known as "Moby"?

A
Herman Melville
B
Abraham Lincoln
C
Benjamin Franklin
D
King Edward VII
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2

The first international hot air balloon flight by Jean-Pierre Blanchard in 1785 was between France and which other country?

A
Germany
B
The UK
C
Brussels
D
Spain
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3

Which sewing machine company has held a patent on the mechanism that creates the blanket stitch since its introduction in 1877 (the most recent patent renewal was in 2007), and is involved in litigation with several Chinese firms who are accused of violating their intellectual property rights?

A
Brother
B
Bernina
C
Merrow
D
Singer
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4

What is the thick watery substance filling the space between the lens and the cornea of the eye?

A
Aqueous humour
B
Vitreous enamel
C
Vitreous humour
D
Aqueous enamel
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5

Newton Marshall, who won the 1600 km Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska in March 2010 was born where?

A
England
B
Seattle, Washington, USA
C
Jamaica
D
Switzerland
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6

Which is Paraguay's main sea port?

A
São Paolo
B
Paraguay is landlocked, and does not have a sea port
C
Asunción
D
Montevideo
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7

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) composed a large body of sacred and secular music, particularly noted for the development of the chorale prelude, the fugue and what other music?

A
Counter tenor vocal quartet
B
Piano
C
Baroque string quartet
D
Organ
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