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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 August 2010

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1

Which of these is one of the 5 British classic horse races, first run in 1899, that is for 3 year olds at Newmarket in late April or early May?

A
The St. Leger Stakes
B
The Derby Stakes, aka The Derby & The Epsom Derby
C
The 2,000 Guineas Stakes
D
Epsom Oaks
Select from the options above.
2

Who published his method of heating food to kill micro-organisms and sealing the container, in 1810?

A
Georges Leopold Cuvier
B
René Laennec
C
Nicolas Appert
D
Josep Marie Agee
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these countries has a coastline on the Indian Ocean?

A
Madagascar
B
New Zealand
C
Canada
D
Spain
Select from the options above.
4

In a famous speech by Winston Churchill on 4 June 1940 that began "We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans", he went on to say that "we shall fight" in the air, on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields, in the streets, and where else?

A
In our houses
B
In the pubs
C
In the hills
D
In Piccadilly Circus
Select from the options above.
5

What name is given to the liability of members of certain families or races to suffer from certain diseases?

A
Diathesis
B
Diathermy
C
Diapason
D
Dianthus
Select from the options above.
6

Which 1980s pop group was led by Boy George?

A
Culture Club
B
ABBA
C
Duran Duran
D
Rolling Stones
Select from the options above.
7

Sid Baker, in his book "The Australian Language", suggests that a derogatory word used in Australasia to refer to a young person who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviour was a contraction of the name of which fictional race which appears in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift?

A
Lilliputian
B
Houyhnhnm
C
Brobdingnagian
D
Blefuscus
Select from the options above.
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