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1

Evel Knievel is mostly associated with which activity?

A
Black magic
B
Motor cycle stunt riding
C
Acting in horror films
D
Gardening
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2

Which English computer scientist and MIT professor implemented the first successful communication between an HTTP client and server via the Internet on 25 December 1990 and is credited with inventing the World Wide Web?

A
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee
B
Vinton Cerf
C
Yogen Dalal
D
Carl Sunshine
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3

Which of these is not a surname of a member of the group "Peter, Paul, and Mary"?

A
Travers
B
Yarrow
C
Stookey
D
Simon
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4

Edward Purcell (1809-1883) who became known as a poet, essayist, translator and letter-writer had his name changed in 1819 to what?

A
Handel
B
FitzGerald
C
Gaskell
D
Forster
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5

After which Herschel is the periodic comet 35P/Herschel–Rigollet, discovered in 1788, named?

A
Johann Heinrich Herschel
B
William Herschel
C
John Herschel
D
Caroline Herschel
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6

Who was the heroine who rescued 9 people from the wreck of the "Forfarshire", taking them to the lighthouse on the Longstone, one of the Farne Islands, on 7 September 1838?

A
Naomi Campbell
B
Florence Nightingale
C
Margaret Thatcher
D
Grace Darling
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7

Which of these novelists was born in Australia ?

A
Bryce Courtenay
B
J. M. Coetzee
C
Peter Carey
D
Keri Hulme
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