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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 March 2018

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Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a training run on the course for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was a competitor in what sport?

A
Bobsleigh
B
Skeleton
C
Luge
D
Curling
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2

What is the word for the apparent change in frequency of a vibration due to the relative change in position of the observer?

A
Boyle's Law
B
Echo
C
Archimedes's Principle
D
Doppler effect
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3

Who called in 1987 on "Mr Gorbachev" to "tear down this wall"?

A
Charles de Gaulle, President of France
B
John Kennedy, President of the USA
C
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the UK
D
Ronald Reagan, President of the USA
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4

Which of these countries has the longest coastline?

A
New Zealand
B
Russia
C
Australia
D
Canada
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5

Which of these is a play based on the story of Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, by Robert Bolt?

A
The Fall Guy
B
A Chap For Summer
C
A Winter's Tail
D
A Man For All Seasons
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6

What are the so-called STEM subjects in education?

A
Reading, writing and arithmetic
B
Mathematics, science, engineering and technology
C
Teaching in the first two years
D
Spelling, theatre, physical exercise and music
Select from the options above.
7

Who acquired ownership around 563 CE of the island of Iona, in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland?

A
St Andrew
B
St Columba
C
St Kentigern
D
St Cuthbert
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