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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 June 2014

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What name was given to a series of treaties between Scotland and France, aimed specifically against England, that began in 1295 and lasted until 1560?

A
Franco-Scottish Community
B
The "Jack and Jean"
C
Entente cordiale
D
The Auld Alliance
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2

Where did British mill engineer Joseph Jagger famously "break the bank" at a gaming establishment in 1873?

A
Monte Carlo
B
Atlantic City
C
Las Vegas
D
Milan
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3

Where is the shelf of muscle in the human body known as the diaphragm?

A
Behind the knees
B
At the back of the neck
C
Below the rib cage
D
Across the shoulders
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4

Marie Grosholtz was under threat of execution by guillotine in the 18th century but was reprieved out of respect for her teacher, and her skills, in the art of what?

A
Cuisine
B
Massage
C
Singing
D
Wax modelling
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5

What mythical creature is a symbol of Wales?

A
Unicorn
B
Dragon
C
Mermaid
D
Gorgon
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6

What links US TV films about a teen with muscular dystrophy in a state nursing home, and about a Canadian super-gun designer involved with Project Babylon, with a US TV series adapted from a UK work by Michael Dobbs?

A
Actor Kevin Spacey
B
Scriptwriter Lionel Chetwynd
C
Producer Beau Willimon
D
They are all docudramas
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7

The sport parkour developed from what?

A
Skateboard techniques
B
Athletics training
C
Military style exercise
D
Free running
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