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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 June 2011

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Which singer-songwriter, who won 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for 5 Grammy Awards in 2006, was an officer in a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo in 1999?

A
Paul McCartney
B
James Blunt
C
Shania Twain
D
Lily Allen
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2

What genus of flowering plants, native to an area from Brazil to Peru to southern Argentina discovered in 1768 by French botanist Philibert Commerçon, is a thorny, woody vine reaching from 1 to 12 metres tall by growing over other plants with hooked thorns tipped with a black, waxy substance?

A
Geranium
B
Hydrangea
C
Bougainvillea
D
Hyacinth
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3

A teaching technique invented by Sarah Ann Glover (who adapted it from a number of earlier systems) and popularised by John Curwen in the 19th century is associated with what activity?

A
Canine obedience
B
Gymnastics
C
Calligraphy
D
Singing
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4

Toward the end of 2000, in which sport was the diameter of the ball increased by 2mm to make it easier to be seen on television and thus make it more viable as a televised spectator sport?

A
Golf
B
Table tennis
C
Soccer
D
Baseball
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5

What city, also known as Hogbonou and Adjacé, was the capital of Dahomey and is now the capital of The People's Republic of Benin?

A
Ouagadougou
B
Mogadishu
C
Porto-Novo
D
Abomey
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6

What were the weapons used mainly by infantrymen in the American Civil War?

A
Rifles
B
Spears
C
Swords
D
Slingshots
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7

A book by D H Lawrence that caused controversy in the 1960s is "Lady Chatterley's ..." what?

A
Flatulence
B
Bicycle
C
Lingerie
D
Lover
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