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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 February 2012

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1

What was unusual about how George I, a 17 year old Danish prince, became King of the Hellenes, ruling from 1863 to 1913?

A
He was appointed by the Pope
B
He assumed power in a bloodless coup
C
With 20 men he forced the incumbent, Otto, to abdicate
D
He was elected King by the Greek National Assembly
Select from the options above.
2

The police force of which country is known locally as "The GardaĆ­"?

A
The Kingdom of Spain
B
The Republic of Ireland
C
The Principality of Wales
D
The Principality of Monaco
Select from the options above.
3

Who was arrested on Christmas Day 2009 for assaulting real estate investor Brooke Mueller?

A
Mel Gibson
B
Mike Tyson
C
Phil Spector
D
Charlie Sheen
Select from the options above.
4

What is the minimum number of hurdles that must be cleared by each competitor in the Olympic 400m hurdles?

A
12
B
10
C
15
D
6
Select from the options above.
5

What is the name of the father in cartoon series "The Family Guy"?

A
Charlie Harper
B
Al Bundy
C
Peter Griffin
D
Homer Simpson
Select from the options above.
6

What word is commonly used to describe residents of the South American pampas, chacos, or Patagonian grasslands?

A
Gringo
B
Hombre
C
Gaucho
D
Alamo
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is NOT released when wood burns?

A
Carbon
B
Hydrogen
C
Oxygen
D
Calcium
Select from the options above.
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