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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 August 2010

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1

In simple terms, what is "Bode's Law"?

A
If there are two possible explanations, choose the one with the fewer assumptions
B
Planets that have irregular orbits break up into asteroid belts
C
If anything can go wrong, it will
D
Bodies in the solar system orbit at regular distances which can be calculated mathematically
Select from the options above.
2

Which British monarch was the first to celebrate a diamond jubilee?

A
Victoria
B
Elizabeth II
C
Elizabeth I
D
George V
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3

What was founded in 1560 and, except for intervals in the 17th century, became and continues to be the established church in Scotland ?

A
Church of Scotland
B
Lutheran Church
C
Baptist Church
D
Methodist Church
Select from the options above.
4

Which English explorer and writer founded the first (unsuccessful) colony in Virginia in 1584?

A
Captain Fry Hudson
B
Sir Francis Drake
C
Captain James Cook
D
Sir Walter Raleigh
Select from the options above.
5

The first Olympic flag, presented to the IOC at the 1920 Olympics by the city of Antwerp, Belgium, was lost until 1977. Where had it been?

A
In a basement of the Antwerp Olympic stadium
B
In the bottom of a competitor’s suitcase
C
In the attic of the IOC HQ at Lausanne, Switzerland
D
Hanging in the foyer of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these countries is landlocked?

A
Italy
B
Switzerland
C
France
D
Portugal
Select from the options above.
7

In the 2002 film "The Ring", what common household electrical appliance is the most malevolent?

A
Toaster
B
Television set
C
Refrigerator
D
Hot water cylinder
Select from the options above.
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