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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 February 2011

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The toga, a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome, was a sash, invariably made of wool, which was wrapped around the body and was generally worn over a tunic. Approximately how long was the sash?

A
3 feet (0.9 metres)
B
20 feet (6 metres)
C
100 feet (30.48 metres)
D
50 feet (15.24 metres)
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2

In which decade was Queen Elizabeth II born?

A
1910s
B
1940s
C
1930s
D
1920s
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3

San Francisco is closest to which ocean?

A
Indian
B
Atlantic
C
Pacific
D
Arctic
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4

What was first demonstrated by Alexander Graham Bell at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876?

A
Teleprinter
B
Television
C
Telephone
D
Telepathy
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5

Newton Marshall, who won the 1600 km Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska in March 2010 was born where?

A
England
B
Seattle, Washington, USA
C
Jamaica
D
Switzerland
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6

The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is set in what country?

A
USA
B
Greece
C
Russia
D
England
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7

In popular demographic parlance, what does the acronym "WASP" stand for?

A
Wicked Auld Superannuated Persons
B
Wealthy, Arty, Soppy and Pretty
C
Woolly And Sickly Pretty
D
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
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