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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2011

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1

What part of the world does "Blighty" refer to?

A
Australia
B
North America
C
Singapore
D
Great Britain
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2

What was the favourite vegetable of Catherine de Medici, who, when she left Florence to marry the king of France, brought her own cooks, who could prepare it in the ways that she especially liked?

A
Potatoes
B
Onions
C
Spinach
D
Turnips
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3

What informal phrase means "well known" or "popular in its day"?

A
Golden oldie
B
Tinny ancient
C
Plastic pensioner
D
Mean Mr. Mustard
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4

Olympic gold medallists Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington, Bradley Wiggins and Kelly Holmes represented which country?

A
Estonia
B
Hungary
C
Italy
D
Great Britain
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5

To what does the term "radiology" refer?

A
Radar
B
X Rays
C
Broadcasting
D
Ship to shore communication
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6

In the book "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, what inn was owned by the parents of the narrator, Jim Hawkins?

A
The Tabard
B
The Rover's Return
C
The Queen Victoria
D
Admiral Benbow
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7

Who was the daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI, and Vannozza dei Cattanei, one of his many mistresses?

A
Madame du Barry
B
Madame de Pompadour
C
Lucrezia Borgia
D
Catherine Grand
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