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1

What book was published by Florence Nightingale in 1860?

A
The Electric Light Brigade
B
Notes on Nursing
C
The Illustrated Fauna of the Crimea
D
The Father Brown Omnibus
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2

Which of these was a leading British civil engineer, who built bridges, tunnels, dockyards, a major railway line and a series of famous steamships in the first half of the 19th century?

A
Damien Hirst
B
Michael Parkinson
C
Colin Chapman
D
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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3

In 1525, ex-nun Katharina von Bora married whom, thereby violating a major point of Christian canon law?

A
Albrecht Dürer
B
Erasmus
C
Martin Luther
D
Johannes Gutenberg
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4

Which of these people is associated with the Information Technology industry?

A
George Stephenson
B
Michael Dell
C
Sarah Palin
D
Cary Grant
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5

Constance Heward and Joyce Lankester Brinsley are known for what?

A
Writing children's books
B
Co-founding the La Leche League
C
As top models for Schiaparelli in the 1920s
D
Protesters who died in suffragette demonstrations in 1913 in the UK
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6

Who is the next in this series: Adolf von Baeyer (1905), Henri Moissan (1906), Eduard Buchner (1907), Ernest Rutherford (1908), Wilhelm Ostwald (1909), Otto Wallach (1910) ... ?

A
Marie Curie
B
Albert Einstein
C
Max Planck
D
Wilhelm Röntgen
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7

What was the preoccupation of John Nash Jr, the subject of the 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind" starring Russell Crowe?

A
Socks
B
Economics
C
Soccer and other beautiful games
D
The best shape for a carrot
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