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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2018

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The first act of organised opposition to British rule after the declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress was The Satyagraha, a campaign of nonviolent protest which began with a March to Dandi in March 1930, to protest about tax on what?

A
Salt
B
Tea
C
Tobacco
D
Wine
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2

Why is "Chantilly porcelain", made from 1730 to 1800 near the Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly (Oise, France), technically an imitation porcelain?

A
All designs were copied from Wedgewood
B
It was not fired
C
Kaolin (i.e. "china clay") was not an ingredient
D
It was painted in one colour only
Select from the options above.
3

In "The Hobbit", what type of creature was Smaug?

A
Cat
B
Duck
C
Dragon
D
Dog
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4

What device, a tool for studying astronomical phenomena, uses the fact that when a material is heated to incandescence it emits light that is characteristic of the atomic makeup of the material?

A
RF probe
B
Prism
C
Galvanometer
D
Spectroscope
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5

Which country has 6 time zones called Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic and Newfoundland?

A
Canada
B
USA
C
Mexico
D
Panama
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6

What annual event, to have been held in 2008, was cancelled after al-Qaeda's murder of four French tourists on Christmas Eve in December 2007 in Mauritania?

A
The Dakar Rally
B
North African Tennis Open
C
World Water Divining Championship
D
Sahara Camel 5,000
Select from the options above.
7

Who was the last living survivor of the Titanic disaster in 1912, who died on 31 May 2009 aged 97?

A
Dr. Robert Ballard
B
Millvina Dean
C
James Cameron
D
Kate Winslet
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