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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 September 2010

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What is the name for the order of insects with 2 membranous, usually transparent, wings such as mosquitoes, house flies and gnats?

A
Hymenoptera
B
Trichoptera
C
Lepidoptera
D
Diptera
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2

Mrs Alice Keppel was the mistress of which of these?

A
The Duke of Orléans, cousin to King Louis XVI of France
B
King Charles II, son of King Charles I of England
C
Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria of England
D
William III of England, co-monarch with Queen Mary II
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3

Kingston is the capital of which country?

A
Japan
B
Jordan
C
Jamaica
D
Jakarta
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4

What are the sculptures at the foot of Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square, London?

A
Cherubs
B
Lions
C
Warships
D
Naked maidens
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5

The final of which sport at the 1900 Olympics in Paris attracted 6,000 spectators, the largest crowd at any event at that Olympics?

A
Rugby Union
B
1,000 metres
C
Marathon
D
High jump
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6

Who were the British fighting in the Crimean War at the time of the Charge of the Light Brigade?

A
Persians
B
Russians
C
Spanish
D
Irish
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7

How did the leotard get its name?

A
The inventor was Jules Léotard
B
It makes the wearer feel leonine
C
It was originally used to dress leopards in circuses
D
It forced the wearer to walk slowly
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