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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 February 2009

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1

In which city did General Jodl, the German Chief of Staff, sign the surrender document on 7 May 1945, ending World War II in Europe?

A
Rheims
B
Paris
C
Versailles
D
Berlin
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2

Who was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season Major League Baseball in 1927, a record broken in 1961?

A
Babe Ruth
B
Mickey Mantle
C
Roger Maris
D
Hank Aaron
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3

What is the common name for a soft dull greenish brown or grey variety of clay that falls to a powder in water?

A
Grey's allergy
B
China clay
C
Fuller's earth
D
No man's land
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4

What is the longest named river in North America, which runs from Montana to near St Louis, Missouri?

A
Colorado
B
Mississippi
C
Missouri
D
Hudson
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5

Of whom, when told he intended to return to private life and retire to his plantation, did King George III say, "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world"?

A
George Washington
B
Henry Lee
C
Benjamin Franklin
D
Andrew Jackson
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6

What is a grommet?

A
A ring, usually made of rubber, placed in a hole
B
A dog in an animated series
C
NASA slang for a space shuttle
D
Old English for a cesspool
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7

Which of the following actors has never played the title role in the British science fiction drama "Doctor Who", in its TV series or on film, radio or the internet?

A
Peter Cushing
B
Ian Holm
C
William Hartnell
D
Tom Baker
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