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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 July 2009

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1

Who, according to legend, discovered the principles of buoyancy while having a bath?

A
Plimsoll
B
Plato
C
Archimedes
D
Galileo
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2

On 3 November 1902 a telephone cable was opened between Vancouver, Canada, and where?

A
Tokyo, Japan
B
Queensland, Australia
C
Mumbai, India
D
London, England
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3

In the International Radio Alphabet, how many are traditional male given names?

A
3
B
7
C
5
D
2
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4

What species of tree of the genus Prunus, native to the Middle East, produces a seed in a corrugated shell which is botanically not a nut, but a drupe?

A
Cashew
B
Almond
C
Walnut
D
Date
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5

What was the first British picture to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

A
Ghandi
B
Henry V
C
Hamlet
D
Lawrence of Arabia
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6

What is the capital of the province of British Columbia, Canada?

A
New Westminster
B
Vancouver
C
Victoria
D
Trail
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Which English rowing event is held every year on the River Thames for 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) over the first weekend in July?

A
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
B
Henley-on-Todd Regatta
C
Henley Royal Regatta
D
Riverview Gold Cup
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