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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2010

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1

Which country decided to switch to driving on the left from mid September 2009?

A
Fiji
B
Samoa
C
Iceland
D
Sweden
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2

Who was the British general who took Charleston, South Carolina, 1779 during the American War of Independence?

A
Sir Guy Carleton
B
Sir Henry Clinton
C
Thomas Gage
D
Francis Rawdon
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3

What is the official residence of the President of France?

A
Élysée Palace
B
Sorbonne
C
Louvre
D
Bastille
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4

Joanna Lumley and David McCallum played which pair in a TV series?

A
Sooty and Sweep
B
Sapphire and Steel
C
MacMillan and Wife
D
Cagney and Lacey
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5

What might you find a "dowser" doing?

A
Making boats
B
Throwing water over hot sailors
C
Searching for water underground with a forked stick
D
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol
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6

Which of these is a disease caused by a lack of Vitamin B1, characterised by inflammation of the peripheral nerves with subsequent paralysis, dropsy and heart failure?

A
Malaria
B
Mumps
C
Beri-beri
D
Whooping cough
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7

Why did Canadian George Lyon refuse to accept his gold medal for golf at the 1908 Olympics?

A
He was the only competitor and did not want to win by default
B
He admitted that he had cheated
C
He said that he had won by luck, not skill
D
He was upset that he had endangered spectators
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