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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 August 2012

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1

What chemical element takes its name from the Roman name for Paris?

A
Senium
B
Calcium
C
Gallium
D
Lutetium
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2

In 2010 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, who beat England's Jonny Wilkinson's record for scoring 1178 points in test match rugby?

A
Dan Carter
B
Sonny Boy Williams
C
Morne Steyn
D
James O'connor
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3

The "Ballad of Chevy Chase" is an old English folk song about what event?

A
The beheading of Anne Boleyn
B
The Battle of Otterburn
C
The invention of golf
D
The defeat of the Spanish Armada
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4

What can be described as a "stout cotton fustian made with a pile so cut as to leave a ridged surface in the direction of the warp"?

A
Tulle
B
Velvet
C
Corduroy
D
Denim
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5

Who were the main figures involved in the introduction in 1892 of 35 mm film for still photography and motion pictures?

A
Alexander Graham Bell & George Kodak
B
William Dickson, Thomas Edison & George Eastman
C
Thomas Dolby & Vincent Vista
D
Samuel Goldwyn & Louis B. Mayer
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6

The Vistula is the longest river in which country?

A
Kazakhstan
B
Bulgaria
C
Portugal
D
Poland
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7

Which British political party led by John Hargrave wore green shirts as a uniform?

A
Social Credit
B
National Socialists
C
Falange EspaƱola Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista
D
British Union of Fascists
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