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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 December 2017

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1

What was Henry VIII's warship, the Mary Rose, doing when she sank in 1545?

A
Defending the Channel Islands
B
Being launched on her maiden voyage
C
Leading the attack on a French invasion fleet in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight
D
Invading Scotland
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2

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool are collectively known as which band?

A
Fatboy Slim
B
Coldplay
C
Boyzone
D
Green Day
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3

The Royal Observatory, from which standard time was recorded, was established in Greenwich in 1676. Where is it now?

A
Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England
B
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England
C
Dartmoor, Devon, England
D
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
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4

The Gulf of Carpentaria, north Australia, resembles a square shovel with an angled blade. Which is closest to the same?

A
Hudson Bay, Canada
B
Gulf of Mexico
C
The Red Sea
D
The Aegean Sea
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5

Figure skating was first contested as an Olympic sport at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. There were 5 events: Mens & Ladies singles, Special figures, Mixed pairs, and Ice Dancing. Which country won the most medals (6)?

A
Sweden
B
Great Britain
C
Russia
D
USA
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6

Scottish sculptor Andy Scott created which of these?

A
The Kelpies of Falkirk
B
Things Grow When We Stand Still, Byron Bay, Australia
C
The Angel of the North, Newcastle
D
Another Place, Liverpool
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7

When a dish of food is described as poached, what does this usually mean?

A
It is broken up or slushy
B
It was stolen
C
It was mixed with water and turned into uniform consistency
D
It was cooked by simmering in a small amount of liquid
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