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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 June 2011

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1

What embroidery technique is to gather fabric so that it can stretch, and was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments where buttons were undesirable before elastic?

A
Couching
B
Smocking
C
Sashiko quilting
D
Broderie Anglaise
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2

Which English king asked the Pope to annul his marriage as he had married his brother's widow?

A
Henry VIII
B
Edward VIII
C
James II
D
William III
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3

What unit of work represents the work done to overcome a force of 1 dyne through a distance of 1 centimetre?

A
Therblig
B
Erg
C
Joule
D
Grunt
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4

What is the wine-tasting term for the aroma, smell or bouquet of a wine?

A
Nose
B
Eyes
C
Ears
D
Throat
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5

Who won his third rowing Olympic gold medal with Steve Redgrave in 2000?

A
Matthew Arnold
B
Matthew Broderick
C
Matthew Pinsent
D
Matthew Perry
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6

Which city has "areas" called Burdiehouse, Clermiston, Corstorphine, Dumbiedykes, The Grange, Haymarket, Hermiston, Holyrood, Inverleith, Jock's Lodge, Leith, Meadowbank, Murrayfield, Oxgangs, Pilrig, Portobello, Riccarton, Shandon and Tynecastle?

A
Glasgow
B
London
C
Swansea
D
Edinburgh
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7

What was the nickname of the British army regiment called the "11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)"?

A
The Cherry Pickers
B
The Crossbelts
C
The Green Horse
D
The Skins
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