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What sporting event is 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in March 2011
A
World Ballooning Championship at Kyūshū, Japan
B
Individual cycling pursuit
C
America's Cup competition
D
Marathon
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2

Who of these are native to the northern hemisphere?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in July 2010
A
Aborigines
B
Magyars
C
Maoris
D
Zulus
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3

The X-Files spawned two theatrical movies, "The X-Files" and "I Want To Believe", and which spin-off TV series?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in March 2010
A
The Lone Gunmen
B
The Office
C
Tales of the Unexpected
D
The Twilight Zone
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4

What was organised by Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother, France, to crush the Huguenots in August 1572 at the wedding of Henry of Navarre to Marguerite, sister of Charles IX, that resulted in the death of around 30,000 people?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in August 2010
A
The Guns of Navarone
B
St Valentine's Day Massacre
C
Massacre of St Bartholomew
D
The Crush of the Huguenots
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5

What is the name for a small single-headed drum, in the rim of which are fitted pairs of small circular metal plates, called "jingles"?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in April 2010
A
Tuba
B
Maracas
C
Timpani
D
Tambourine
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6

What is the calculation "the square root of 1.5 times the height in feet = the answer in miles" used for?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in February 2012
A
Deep sea diving
B
Land surveying using trig stations
C
Hang gliding
D
Measuring the distance to the horizon
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7

Which 17th century French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer showed, by using geometric construction and the law of refraction, that the angular radius of a rainbow is 42 degrees?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in March 2010
A
Nicholas Mercator
B
René Descartes
C
Johannes Kepler
D
Isaac Newton
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