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Daily Quiz #632

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 October 2010

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1

What Royal residence in London, originally part of St James's Palace, was used as the London residence of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh from 1949 to 1952?

A
Hampton Court
B
Kensington Palace
C
Balmoral
D
Clarence House
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2

In rhyming slang, what is "to talk a lot"?

A
Beaver
B
Rabbit
C
Squirrel
D
Dog
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3

What law is "the volume of a given mass of gas at a given temperature is inversely proportional to its pressure"?

A
The Boiling Principle
B
Boyle's law
C
The Temperature / Pressure Scenario
D
Gaseous Theory
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4

Where is the world's oldest surviving bowling green, with the first recorded use being in 1299?

A
Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
B
Wimbledon, south west London
C
Southampton, England
D
Wembley, north-west London
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5

Among the works of which English landscape painter are "The Fighting Temeraire" and "The Sun of Venice Going to Sea"?

A
Reynolds
B
Turner
C
Gainsborough
D
Constable
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6

Who was the first elected female head of state in Africa?

A
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
B
Eleanor Roosevelt
C
Condoleeza Rice
D
Golda Meir
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7

On the Isle of Man, the "House of Keys" is concerned with what?

A
Manufacture of weaponry
B
Home security
C
Government
D
Operations to dock cats
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