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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 October 2021

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1

What is notable about the date Friday 15 October 1582 in Western history?

A
It was the first day observed under the Gregorian calendar
B
John Dee revealed the occult Enochian language
C
The first play by William Shakespeare was staged
D
The Douay–Rheims Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate into English, was published
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2

The character created by O. Henry in his 1907 short story "The Caballero's Way" formed the basis, although considerably softened, for the main character in what 1950s US TV series?

A
Fury
B
Buffalo Bill, Jr
C
Casey Jones
D
The Cisco Kid
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3

Which of these is the oldest known complex scientific calculator, sometimes called the first analogue computer?

A
Scheutz's engine
B
Babbage's difference engine
C
Antikythera mechanism
D
Harvard Mark I
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4

Which of these is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan?

A
Sushi
B
Bonsai
C
Karate
D
Origami
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5

Atlantic equatorial currents pushed westward by the Trade Winds unite in the Gulf of Mexico and then flow northward. What is the north-flowing current called?

A
Gulf Stream
B
Humboldt current
C
Force of Greenland
D
Sirocco
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6

What does "savoir faire" mean?

A
Ability to act appropriately in social situations
B
A magnificent effort
C
Newly rich
D
Taking over a government
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7

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso on which instrument?

A
Cello
B
Violin
C
Piano
D
Guitar
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