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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 May 2014

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Which region of South America lying to the south of latitude 40 degrees S was discovered by Magellan in 1520 and divided between Chile and Argentina in 1881?

A
Mardi Gras
B
Pampas
C
Patagonia
D
El Dorado
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2

Which US president occupied 2 executive mansions in New York City [at 3 Cherry Street (April 1789 – February 1790) & 39–41 Broadway (February – August 1790)], and 1 in Philadelphia at 190 High Street (November 1790 to March 1797)?

A
George Washington
B
John Adams
C
Andrew Jackson
D
James Garfield
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3

What are the Yeoman Warders, who have guarded the Tower of London since 1485, commonly called?

A
Vealeaters
B
Muttoneaters
C
Beefeaters
D
Porkeaters
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4

Three members of which family, between 1781 and 1850, discovered Uranus, compiled a star catalogue, mapped all the stars in the Northern hemisphere and founded an observatory to map those in the Southern?

A
Planck
B
Herschel
C
Newton
D
Galileo
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5

Which 1987 film stars Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer?

A
The Witches of Eastwick
B
The Bitches of Northwick
C
The Twitchers of Leatherwick
D
The Stitchers of Candlewick
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6

Who is the only cricketer, as at 2014, to have scored 400 runs in a single test match?

A
Ricky Ponting
B
Brian Lara
C
Sachin Tendulkar
D
Shahid Afridi
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7

Which of these is not a French card suit?

A
Trèfle
B
Diamant
C
Pique
D
Coeur
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