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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 January 2019

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1

What is a "verso" in a book?

A
The inside face of the front cover
B
The inside face of the back cover
C
The left hand page, or the back of a leaf
D
The inside of the spine
Select from the options above.
2

Unguja and Pemba Islands are the two main islands of a semi-autonomous archipelago in which country?

A
Somalia
B
The Gambia
C
Tanzania
D
Kenya
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3

A serf in mediaeval Europe was bound for life to a plot of land and to his landlord, and was bought and sold with the land. What was the last date it was legally abolished within continental Europe, from Poland and the Carpathians westwards?

A
1918
B
1574
C
14th century
D
19th century
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4

The shipbuilder and designer George Steers designed which famous 19th century craft?

A
America, the yacht which won the first America's Cup
B
Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest
C
Cambria, the last barge trading under sail in 1971
D
USS Constitution, the longest-serving warship when it was retired at 85 in 1882
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5

What area of interest is associated with Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)?

A
Alchemy
B
Canal building
C
Botany and natural sciences
D
Steam power
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6

Which of the following is not a letter found in the Greek alphabet?

A
B
B
A
C
C
D
E
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7

What chemical change happens to a catalyst in a chemical reaction?

A
Nothing
B
It acquires an -OH particle
C
The same change as in the chemical reaction it is catalysing
D
A small part of it evaporates
Select from the options above.
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