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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 January 2019

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1

Who, in 1842, became the first US President's wife to die in the White House?

A
Alice Roosevelt
B
Rachel Jackson
C
Sarah Polk
D
Letitia Tyler
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2

What city has more than one hundred kilometres of canals (the main ones called Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht), which were dug in the 17th century to form concentric belts around the city, known as the grachtengordel?

A
Venice
B
Amsterdam
C
Berlin
D
Geneva
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3

What machine, called the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine, was completed and demonstrated in 1941 and destroyed in 1943?

A
Z3, designed by Konrad Zuse
B
Turing machine, designed by Alan Turing
C
Charles Babbage's difference engine
D
ENIAC, designed by John Mauchly & J. Presper Eckert
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4

Which of these is a playing position in rugby union?

A
Stay
B
Column
C
Shoring
D
Prop
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5

A 1999 James Bond film was entitled "The World is not ... " what?

A
Enough
B
Ample
C
Sufficient
D
An oyster
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6

Which of these was an outcome of the sinking of Greenpeace's ship the "Rainbow Warrior" by French intelligence service (DGSE) agents in New Zealand in 1985?

A
All of the DGSE agents were caught
B
The French minister of defence, Charles Hernu, resigned
C
The convicted DGSE agents served their full prison terms
D
The New Zealand public weakened their "nuclear free" philosophy
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7

Which of these is not used to groom a horse?

A
Shedding blade
B
Clippers
C
Dandy brush
D
Dibbler
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