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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 August 2010

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Who was the star of "High Noon", the American 1952 western film directed by Fred Zinnemann that tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself?

A
Jilly Cooper
B
Henry Cooper
C
Alice Cooper
D
Gary Cooper
Select from the options above.
2

Traditionally, the champion of an English King or Queen rode at the coronation into Westminster Hall and challenged anyone who denied their right to succeed. At whose coronation was this tradition last observed?

A
Elizabeth II (1952)
B
George IV (1821)
C
Victoria (1837)
D
James II (1685)
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3

What pieces occupy all four corners of the board at the start of a chess game?

A
Weasels
B
Badgers
C
Voles
D
Rooks
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4

Where is there a 2 metre high statue of Popeye, which was unveiled during the annual Spinach Festival in 1937?

A
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
B
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
C
Crystal City, Texas, USA
D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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5

How many nouns are there in the following sentence: "Andrew gave his son a toy to play with"?

A
3
B
4
C
2
D
5
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6

Where did Pluto, discovered in 1930 (and designated a planet at the time), get its name?

A
Walt Disney cartoon
B
Greek legend
C
Oil pipeline
D
A constellation
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7

What is the title of American Grant DeVolson Wood's best known work, a 1930 painting showing a farmer holding a pitchfork standing beside his spinster daughter, dressed in a colonial print apron?

A
For Whom the Bell Tolls
B
The Dentist's Wife
C
The Grapes of Wrath
D
American Gothic
Select from the options above.
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