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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 June 2015

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1

What is the official language of Brazil?

A
French
B
Cantonese
C
English
D
Portuguese
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2

Shirley Conran's book "Superwoman", published in 1975, was about what?

A
Household management
B
Career advice
C
Graphic novel about a super-heroine
D
Teenage promiscuity
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3

What is the force that causes unsupported objects to fall to the ground?

A
Gravity
B
Cavity
C
Sagacity
D
Strategy
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4

What French phrase means "sea-sickness"?

A
Mal de mer
B
Je ne sais quoi
C
Laissez faire
D
Pont du Garde
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5

On 4 July 2009, Joey Chestnut logged his third consecutive win with a new world record in what annual contest?

A
Coney Island's hot dog eating contest
B
The "Tube Challenge", to visit all London Underground stations in the shortest time
C
Climbing the stairs to the top of the Empire State Building in the shortest time
D
Fastest swim across the English Channel
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6

Which mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer is credited with introducing the technology of the screw in the 3rd century BCE?

A
Homer
B
Hippocrates
C
Archimedes
D
Copernicus
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7

How did the man who later became Britain's King George VI break with tradition when he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923?

A
He did not wear military uniform
B
First British royal since William the Conqueror to be married outside England
C
First non-morganatic marriage between prince and commoner since accession of the House of Hanover
D
His best man was Roman Catholic
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