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What is the next in this series: Squaw Valley, Innsbruck, Grenoble … ?

A
Sapporo
B
Innsbruck
C
Lake Placid
D
Montreal
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2

Which of these lands are thought to have originated in the prehistoric supercontinent of Gondwana?

A
The Arctic
B
South America
C
Iceland
D
Eurasia
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3

What word can mean a tumble-down dwelling and a sailors' work song?

A
Canton
B
Shanty
C
Blues
D
Chant
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4

What is the name for the position in the orbit of a heavenly body when it is nearest the sun?

A
Perimason
B
Perigee
C
Perihelion
D
Permeation
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5

Where in the USA is the Smithsonian Institution based?

A
Washington, DC
B
New York City
C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
D
New Haven, Connecticut
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6

The 12th century French poet Chrétien de Troyes is credited with introducing which figure into legend and literature?

A
Roland
B
Lancelot
C
Gargantua
D
St Patrick
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Who served in the Crimean War (1854 - 56), was responsible for suppressing the Taiping rebellion in China in 1860, was governor of the Sudan 1877 - 79, and died there?

A
Sir Henry Havelock
B
Earl of Sandwich
C
Duke of York
D
General Charles Gordon
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