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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 August 2010

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1

Gabriel Loire, Mordecai Ardon and Marcelle Ferron are known for their art work in what medium?

A
Grained wood
B
Dyed cloth
C
Stained glass
D
Striped paint
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2

What is the venue for the first World Outdoor Youth Ball Hockey Championship held in August 2009?

A
Disney World, Orlando, Florida
B
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
C
Pittsburgh, PA
D
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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3

What voting system for General Elections was first implemented in the Australian colony of Tasmania on 7 February 1856 and introduced to Britain in 1872 by the Ballot Act?

A
Secret ballot
B
Women were entitled to vote
C
Pocket boroughs, small electorates under the control of one landowner, were eliminated
D
Seats in parliament were granted to cities resulting from the Industrial Revolution
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4

What shape are the 6 faces of a cube?

A
Squares
B
Triangles
C
Pentagons
D
Hexagons
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5

"Livery" is concerned with the care and feeding of what animals?

A
Bears
B
Cats
C
Dogs
D
Horses
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6

The best known works of which sculptor who aroused hostility over the depiction of sexuality, are 18 large nude sculptures in 1908 for the British Medical Association building on The Strand, the tomb of Oscar Wilde in Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris, "Rush of Green" in Hyde Park, London, and "St Michael's Victory over the Devil" in Coventry Cathedral?

A
Peter Randall-Page
B
Richard Westmacott
C
Jacob Epstein
D
Leslie Harradine
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7

Which of these cities is closest to London?

A
Madrid
B
Brussels
C
Berlin
D
Rome
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