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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 April 2009

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Which city was founded in 1624 as a commercial trading post by the Dutch, who called it New Amsterdam, and was a nation's capital from 1785 until 1790?

A
New York
B
Boston
C
Philadelphia
D
Richmond
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2

Absolute zero is at approximately what temperature?

A
-273.3 deg C
B
-459.8 deg C
C
-549.8 deg C
D
-723.3 deg C
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3

Who live in a seraglio?

A
Royal children
B
Cows and pigs
C
Wives and concubines
D
Wizards and/or witches
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4

Which British sitcom featured Captain Mainwaring's catch phrase "You stupid boy!"

A
Popski's Private Army
B
Oh What A Lovely War
C
Dad’s Army
D
The Onedin Line
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5

Which Irishman wrote the novels "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man", "Ulysses" and "Finnegan's Wake"?

A
Oscar Wilde
B
Samuel Beckett
C
James Joyce
D
George Bernard Shaw
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6

What name for an army unit composed of New Zealand and Australian troops was applied to them in World War I?

A
Tommies
B
Antipodean Army
C
ANZACs
D
Ockers
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7

Which of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments is played on grass courts?

A
Australian Open
B
French Open
C
U.S. Open
D
Wimbledon
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