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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 January 2018

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1

English couple Fred and Rosemary West were famous as what?

A
Animal trainers
B
Figure skaters
C
Scientific researchers
D
Serial killers
Select from the options above.
2

How does LIDAR measure distance?

A
Measures ultrasonic pulses sent to and reflected from a target
B
Measures pulses of a laser light sent to and reflected from a target
C
Measures changes in a target's passive radiation
D
Differences in GPS
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3

René Descartes (1596-1650), whose philosophical writing is seminal to much of Western philosophy also developed what seminal mathematical concept?

A
A square whose sides are 1 unit long has a diagonal whose length cannot be rational
B
In a right-angled triangle, the hypotenuse squared equals the squares of the other two sides added
C
The use of algebra to describe geometry
D
Every polynomial equation over the field of complex numbers higher than 1 has a complex solution
Select from the options above.
4

What causes a cornstarch and water or juice mixture to thicken when it is brought to the boil?

A
The starch is a catalyst for chemical change in the water or juice
B
The proteins in the starch form closer bonds
C
Re-formation of starch molecules into new and denser compounds
D
Starch granules burst, and long-chain starch molecules leach out and form a network
Select from the options above.
5

The American sculptor, cartoonist and illustrator who wrote and illustrated the Caldecott award-winning children's books "The Amazing Bone", "Doctor De Soto" and "Abel's Island", also wrote which other book?

A
Where the Wild Things Are
B
The Cat in the Hat
C
The Boy in the Dress
D
Shrek!
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6

By what name is the game known as Captain's Mistress, Four Up, or Gravitrips also widely known?

A
Crib
B
Upwords
C
Connect Four, or Connect 4
D
Battleships
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7

What is changed at Buckingham Palace regularly, that is a tourist attraction?

A
Minds
B
Nappies
C
The guard
D
Sheets
Select from the options above.
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