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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 August 2009

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1

What is the name for the displacement at, or height of, each crest of a sound wave?

A
Wavelength
B
Frequency
C
Amplitude
D
Power
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2

1.1 million square miles of land in North America were the subject of what agreement in 1803?

A
The Treaty of Rome
B
Treaty to end the Civil War
C
The Treaty of Utrecht
D
Louisiana Purchase
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3

Australian professional golfer Greg Norman is known by which nickname?

A
Kanga
B
The Shark
C
The Flying Finn
D
Prince
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4

What style of commercial vehicle body, incorporating an enclosed box body extended over the cab, takes its name from the town in Bedfordshire where the Bedford commercial vehicle plant was located?

A
Grimsby
B
Boreham
C
Abingdon
D
Luton
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5

In which country is the town of Gorgonzola?

A
Spain
B
Switzerland
C
Netherlands
D
Italy
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6

Who wrote "The Water Babies"?

A
George Frideric Handel
B
Frédéric Chopin
C
Beatrix Potter
D
Charles Kingsley
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7

What is the first name of Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple?

A
Janet
B
Jane
C
Margaret
D
Marjorie
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