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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 January 2014

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What is a handmade shag wool item, traditionally made by the Vlachs in northern Greece and southern Albania in the Pindus mountains?

A
Saddle padding
B
"Turkish" carpets
C
Flokati rugs
D
Felted Greek jackets
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2

Who is known for his law of elasticity, his book, "Micrographia", and for first applying the word "cell" to describe the basic unit of life?

A
Alexander Fleming
B
Robert Hooke
C
Robert Boyle
D
Pierre Curie
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3

Who is the president of France and Co-Prince of Andorra in 2013 ?

A
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte
B
Charles de Gaulle
C
Marine Le Pen
D
François Hollande
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4

At the opening ceremony of every Olympic Games when the athletes parade into the stadium, what is traditionally the first nation to enter?

A
Australia
B
Zimbabwe
C
Greece
D
Denmark
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5

Where is the most easterly point in South America?

A
Brazil
B
Suriname
C
Uruguay
D
Argentina
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6

Who played the first doctor in the UK TV series "Dr Who"?

A
Freddie Highmore
B
Adrian Hall
C
William Hartnell
D
Roddie McDowall
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7

Which of these is a dog developed and bred solely in the former USSR by the state owned Red Star Kennel until 1957 for use as a military/working dog?

A
Giant Schnauzer
B
Caucasian Ovcharka
C
Black Russian Terrier
D
Moscow Water Dog
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