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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 June 2012

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What is "UDFy-38135539" which was calculated in October 2010 to be 13 billion light years away?

A
Galaxy
B
Planet
C
Sun
D
Red dwarf
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2

Which of these countries is landlocked?

A
Slovakia
B
Lithuania
C
Latvia
D
Denmark
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3

In cricket, what fielding position is on the boundary behind the wicket keeper, on the off side?

A
Silly point
B
Third man
C
Extra cover
D
Long stop
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4

What was the largest empire in history, that began with maritime exploration in the 15th century, and by 1921 governed about 458 million people and covered about 36.6 million kmĀ² (14.2 million square miles), about a quarter of the world's population and of the Earth's area?

A
Muslim
B
Roman
C
Mongol
D
British
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5

Katia Zatuliveter, who was deported from the UK in December 2010 on suspicion of spying for the Russians, worked in the House of Commons for which MP?

A
Denis MacShane (Rotherham) Labour initially
B
Matthew Hancock (West Suffolk) Conservative
C
Michael Hancock (Portsmouth South) Liberal Democrats
D
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath) Conservative
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6

Peruvian Lina Medina, aged 5, made history in 1939 as the youngest person to do what?

A
Won a gold medal at an international gymnastics competition
B
Give birth
C
Swim 50m freestyle in under 30 seconds
D
Sail solo around Sout America
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7

William Wordsworth wrote several of his best known works while living where?

A
Dartmoor
B
The Lake District
C
Scottish Highlands
D
Norfolk Broads
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