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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 April 2009

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On 6 February 1840, what document was signed by Captain William Hobson (on behalf of Queen Victoria) and a number of Maori chiefs as the basis for New Zealand to become part of the British Empire?

A
Treaty of London
B
Treaty of Waitangi
C
Kapa Haka
D
Pokarekareana
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2

Who wrote "Auld Lang Syne" in 1789?

A
Benjamin Britten
B
Robert Louis Stephenson
C
Robert Burns
D
George Formby
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3

Which Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under a parabola, and provided formulas for the volumes of surfaces of revolution and a system for expressing very large numbers?

A
Cicero
B
Pythagoras
C
Euclid
D
Archimedes
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4

What British sitcom features Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, immature, prosperous, preposterous, substance-abusing fashion obsessed Londoners who value fame and style over substance?

A
Absolutely Fabulous
B
Yes, Prime Minister
C
Only Fools and Horses
D
Man About The House
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5

Which of these is not a species of Chipmunk?

A
Most chipmunk
B
Durango Chipmunk
C
Merriam's Chipmunk
D
Least Chipmunk
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6

The 9th Marquess of Queensberry sponsored the rules for which sport?

A
Boxing
B
Rugby Union
C
Badminton
D
Tennis
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7

What city is known to its inhabitants as "auld reekie"?

A
Aberdeen
B
Glasgow
C
Edinburgh
D
Thurso
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