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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 January 2010

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1

What is the area of a triangle whose sides are 5, 12 and 13 inches long?

A
98 square inches
B
78 square inches
C
30 square inches
D
32.5 square inches
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2

What is the cause of the effervescence in a bottle of real Champagne?

A
It is superheated and quickly cooled before bottling
B
Gas is injected into the bottle after sealing
C
Fermentation takes place after the bottle has been sealed
D
It is cooled almost to freezing point before bottling
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3

Where did Jonathan Swift set his imaginary island of Lilliput?

A
Indian Ocean
B
Pacific Ocean
C
Atlantic Ocean
D
Arctic Ocean
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4

What are the Yeoman Warders, who have guarded the Tower of London since 1485, commonly called?

A
Vealeaters
B
Muttoneaters
C
Beefeaters
D
Porkeaters
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5

Which of these cities has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?

A
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
B
Oslo, Norway
C
St. Moritz, Switzerland
D
Squaw Valley, United States
Select from the options above.
6

Brasília has been the capital of Brazil since 1960. Where was the capital before that?

A
Montevideo
B
La Paz
C
Rio de Janeiro
D
Sao Paulo
Select from the options above.
7

Which 19th century English writer wrote "Swallows and Amazons", "Peter Duck" and "Secret Water"?

A
Lewis Carroll
B
Arthur Ransome
C
A A Milne
D
Charles Kingsley
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