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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 February 2009

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1

Who commanded No. 11 Group RAF, responsible for the fighter defence of London and southeast England, which took the brunt of the German air attacks in the Battle of Britain?

A
Trafford Leigh-Mallory
B
Keith Park
C
Hugh Dowding
D
Arthur Harris
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2

What were first introduced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in May 1, 1840, promoted by Rowland Hill?

A
Dog licences
B
Parking meters
C
Traffic lights
D
Postage stamps
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3

What was the title of Walt Disney's first full length animated feature, released in 1937?

A
Steamboat Willie
B
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
C
Fantasia
D
The Lady And The Tramp
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4

Which Apollo mission brought the first rocks and other material from the Moon?

A
Apollo 12
B
Apollo 11
C
Apollo 14
D
Apollo 15
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5

Why, at Stockholm in 1912, did Jim Thorpe have his medals taken away after winning the decathlon and pentathlon?

A
He was wearing shoes not approved for the event
B
He had deliberately tripped Avery Brundage
C
He had previously played baseball for a fee
D
He refused to stand on the winner's podium
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6

In total area, in relation to Western Europe, the United States is about … ?

A
Two and a half times the size
B
Four times the size
C
Half the size
D
The same size
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7

Which law enforcement agency was established in 1908 as a branch of the U S Department of Justice?

A
F B I
B
C I A
C
N T S B
D
F C C
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