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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 March 2015

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1

Why was the June horse race at Royal Ascot postponed for a month in 1955?

A
Bad weather
B
Rail strike
C
Racecourse fire
D
Jockeys' strike
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2

The cocktail called a Tom Collins consists of lemon or lime juice, sugar, soda water and what else?

A
Rum
B
Whisky
C
Gin
D
Vodka
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3

When was the first UK film released with the title "Carry On... " - "Carry On London"; it was not part of the later series starting in 1958 although it included a common cast member?

A
1946
B
1957
C
1920
D
1937
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4

Which former President of the USA was the father of American actress and author Patti Davis, who was called the "black sheep" of the family and had many well publicised conflicts with her parents?

A
Lyndon B Johnson
B
Jimmy Carter
C
Richard Nixon
D
Ronald Reagan
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5

Dampier in Western Australia is noted for iron ore and which other?

A
Opal mines
B
The largest man-made solar evaporation salt pans
C
Bauxite
D
Promotion of aboriginal art
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6

What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

A
Pericardium
B
Embolism
C
Endocardium
D
Aneurism
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7

What name was given to the statues dating from 210 BC, which include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians belonging to Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China, that were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi'an, Shaanxi province?

A
The Plastic Crowd
B
The Terracotta Army
C
The China Mob
D
The Tea Set
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