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Daily Quiz #253

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 September 2009

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1

What defence treaty was signed by Great Britain, the USA, France, Siam, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the Philippines in 1954?

A
SEATO
B
NATO
C
SHAPE
D
UNESCO
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2

Which canal joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?

A
Panama
B
Suez
C
Caledonian
D
Kiev
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3

Mr McGregor is the name of the farmer in which stories?

A
Just So stories
B
Winnie The Pooh
C
The Famous Five
D
Peter Rabbit
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4

Who is the mother of actresses Natasha and Joely Richardson?

A
Amanda Richardson
B
Vanessa Redgrave
C
Katharine Hepburn
D
Joanna Lumley
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5

At the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich, who won back to back gold medals in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, defeating American distance runner Steve Prefontaine in the former?

A
Emil Zátopek
B
Paavo Nurmi
C
Peter Snell
D
Lasse Virén
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6

Which of these is a word meaning "free to go where or to act as one pleases"?

A
Legdetached
B
Armdisconnected
C
Footloose
D
Kneeunfastened
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7

What word is applied to someone who is equally capable with both hands?

A
Bipolar
B
Ambidextrous
C
Mainlining
D
Amplified
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