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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 March 2009

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1

What was the title of George Washington’s pronouncement in 1793 that provided a basis for the USA to avoid any involvement in foreign conflicts?

A
Edict of Non-Involvement
B
Proclamation of Neutrality
C
Declaration of Isolation
D
Doctrine of Demarcation
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2

Which horse race meeting, for "The Gold Cup", was first run in 1711 and is held on 7 June each year?

A
Scottish Grand National
B
Aintree Grand National
C
Epsom Derby
D
Royal Ascot
Select from the options above.
3

Which mountains are between Lake Champlain and the St Lawrence, in the state of New York, USA?

A
Adirondacks
B
Alleghenies
C
Rockies
D
Sierra Nevada
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4

Americans call it a hood. What do the British call it?

A
Lid
B
Portmanteau
C
Bonnet
D
Glovebox
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5

What monochrome painting by Pablo Picasso, painted during the Spanish Civil War, is 3.5m by 7.8m?

A
Nude Woman With A Necklace
B
Three Musicians
C
Guernica
D
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
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6

Who made the first, in western countries, practical successful and widely usable vaccinations in 1796 against smallpox?

A
Louis Pasteur
B
Alexander Fleming
C
Jonas Salk
D
Edward Jenner
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7

What scale initially related wind conditions to their effects on the sails of a man of war, from "sufficient for steerage" to "which canvas sails couldn't withstand."

A
Carvill Index
B
Richter scale
C
Mercalli scale
D
Beaufort scale
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