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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 March 2009

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1

According to Greek legend, whose fate was to stand near the garden of the Hesperides and support the universe on his shoulders?

A
Atlas
B
Hercules
C
Ajax
D
Agamemnon
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2

What 1980's TV programme starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless?

A
Cagney and Lacey
B
Law & Order
C
Dallas
D
Hill Street Blues
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3

What American Indian word was used to describe the first international Boy Scout rally held at Olympia, London, in 1920?

A
Peace pipers
B
Corroboree
C
Chin wag
D
Jamboree
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4

What organisation, formed by Reverend John Flynn and based in Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, began in 1928?.

A
Seventh Day Adventist Church
B
Salvation Army
C
Society for the Protection of Australian Marsupials
D
Royal Flying Doctor Service
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5

What does an anemometer measure?

A
The strength of an opposing army
B
Sea creatures tentacles
C
Petal sizes of certain perennial flowers
D
Wind velocity
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6

Which peninsula has the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the Aegean Sea to the west and the Black Sea to the north, and is separated from Europe by the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus?

A
Asia Minor
B
Crimea
C
Iberian peninsula
D
The Balkans
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7

In 2004 it was announced that what new fixture was planned for Wimbledon’s Centre Court, to be completed in 2009?

A
A hard court surface
B
A retractable roof
C
A new grandstand at the South end
D
A luxury strawberry bar
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