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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 March 2015

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1

If someone is on their high horse what could be said of them?

A
They are posing for a portrait
B
They are frightened of falling
C
They are preparing for a steeplechase race
D
They are acting superior
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2

Australian Sidney Cotton was responsible for the development of which long-reaching facility, used first for the Allies in WW II?

A
Aerial photo reconnaissance
B
Sonar
C
Radar
D
Magnetised limpet mines
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3

Which of these is a USA possession in the Greater Antilles, east of Hispaniola?

A
Hawaii
B
Philippines
C
Puerto Rico
D
Trinidad
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4

Until Lewis Hamilton's win at Spain in 2007, who held the record for being the youngest driver to lead the Formula One Championship?

A
Denny Hulme
B
Bruce McLaren
C
Chris Amon
D
Mike Hailwood
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5

It was a 1982 BBC2 TV series of only 5 episodes, but it won the 1983 BA(F)TA award for Best Drama Serial, and continues to be rated in the top 50 TV dramas; what was it?

A
Boys from the Blackstuff
B
The Black Eyed Peas
C
The Bix Beiderbecke Affair
D
Boys from the Outback
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6

Which of these animals is native to South America?

A
Lion
B
Tiger
C
Leopard
D
Jaguar
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7

Which warship captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships (HMS Guerriere, HMS Java, HMS Pictou, HMS Cyane and HMS Levant) in the War of 1812 against Great Britain?

A
USS Constellation
B
USS United States
C
USS Chesapeake
D
USS Constitution
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