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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 February 2009

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In 1960 an international agreement defined the metre in terms of the wavelength of the light from which gas, when burnt?

A
Oxygen
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Neon
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2

What is the capital of the province of Alberta, Canada?

A
Medicine Hat
B
Calgary
C
Lethbridge
D
Edmonton
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3

Which European discovered New Zealand in 1642?

A
Christopher Columbus
B
James Cook
C
Ferdinand Magellan
D
Abel Tasman
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4

In darts, what is the name of the line behind which the throwing player must stand?

A
Oche
B
Char
C
Chukka
D
Jack
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5

From which musical does the song “Maria” come?

A
Porgy And Bess
B
Oklahoma
C
The Sound Of Music
D
West Side Story
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6

Who was the 15th century woman who led a French army to relieve the siege of Orleans by the English army?

A
Mary Queen of Scots
B
Hildegard of Bingen
C
Joan of Arc
D
Bernadette of Lourdes
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7

What animal does an ostler deal with?

A
Horses
B
Dogs
C
Cats
D
Gerbils
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