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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 December 2018

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1

Where are the islands called Amherst, Bayfield, Greene, Simcoe, High Bluff, Nicholson, Waupoos and Wolfe?

A
Red Sea
B
North Atlantic Ocean
C
Ionian Sea
D
Lake Ontario
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2

What distinguishes lamé fabric from other fabrics?

A
Metallic ribbons are wrapped around the fibre yarn
B
It includes ribbons of metallic fibre, woven or knitted with the other fibres in the fabric
C
It consists of woven plastic-coated metallic strands
D
Its yarn has a metallic core
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3

Daniel O'Connell did what in 1828 and 1829 as part of a campaign to remove the restrictions on Roman Catholics in the UK?

A
He stood for election
B
He broke windows in the Houses of Parliament
C
Tried to hang himself in prison
D
Attempted assassinations of the Prime Minister
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4

Which of these people is most associated with the guitar?

A
Leo Fender
B
Antonio Stradivari
C
Henry E Steinway
D
Mstislav Rostropovich
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5

In the surveying method called LIDAR, what does the acronym stand for?

A
Light inspection, diversion and ranging
B
Light inversion and distant review
C
Light detection and ranging
D
Light detecting radiowaves
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6

Leni Riefenstahl made a still highly praised film released in 1938, which centred on what?

A
Underwater cinematography
B
1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg
C
The 1936 Olympics
D
A 1903 opera by Eugen d'Alber, written by Rudolph Lothar
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7

When did the first edition of the conservative and anti-Communist monthly magazine, "The Reader's Digest", appear?

A
1958
B
1890
C
1922
D
1965
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