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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 August 2014

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Which city was settled by the French in 1718, ceded to Spain in 1763, fell to France in 1800, and was bought by the USA in 1803?

A
Tallahassee
B
Quebec
C
New Orleans
D
Fort Saint Louis
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2

Sturgis in South Dakota, USA, annually hosts an international rally for racing, stunts and similar by what vehicles?

A
Jetboats
B
Cars
C
Motorbikes
D
Balloons
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3

What sort of pie is a critical plot element in Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan"?

A
Lamb and lentil
B
Chicken and leek
C
Veal and ham
D
Steak and mushroom
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4

In Greek legend, who, the last king of Troy, was the father of Hector and Paris?

A
Hercules
B
Laomedon
C
Priam
D
Neoptolemus
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5

The drug "diazepam" is used chiefly to what?

A
Reduce anxiety
B
Reduce weight
C
Control diabetes
D
Counter travel sickness
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6

In a lonely hearts advertisement, what does "GSOH" mean?

A
Great spacious opulent house
B
Good sense of humour
C
Gracious, stable, open-minded, honest
D
Government shows over-enthusiastic hope
Select from the options above.
7

Leni Riefenstahl was strongly associated with Adolf Hitler and the beginnings of the Third Reich in her capacity as what?

A
Photographer
B
Dancer
C
Film maker and director
D
Actress
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