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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 December 2010

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1

What do the 13 stripes on the US flag represent?

A
The 13 greatest battles against the British forces
B
The first 13 people to sign the Declaration of Independence
C
The original 13 colonies that became the USA
D
The first 13 Presidents of the USA
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2

Which 20th century Irish playwright wrote "Juno and the Paycock", "The Plough and the Stars", "Silver Tassie" and "Within the Gates"?

A
Sean O'Casey
B
George Bernard Shaw
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan
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3

Why did the Mars Climate Orbiter, launched on 11 December 1998, drift off course during its voyage and enter a much lower orbit than planned before being destroyed by atmospheric friction?

A
Came under the influence of the sun's gravity
B
Hit by a meteor
C
A faulty computer software specification
D
Illness of the crew
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4

Which of these British horse races is run earliest in the year?

A
Cheltenham Gold Cup
B
The Derby
C
Grand National
D
St Leger
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5

Which of these is a preparation of coffee which contains chocolate?

A
Cappuccino
B
Mocha
C
Latte
D
Américano
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6

Which of these is the greatest distance apart in a straight line?

A
Miami, Florida to Chicago, Illinois
B
New York, New York to San Francisco, California
C
Phoenix, Arizona to Boston, Massachusetts
D
Seattle, Washington to New Orleans, Louisiana
Select from the options above.
7

Which fictional detective was created by G K Chesterton?

A
Father Brown
B
Hercule Poirot
C
Sherlock Holmes
D
Inspector Morse
Select from the options above.
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