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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 August 2015

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1

What name is given to someone who enforces racing rules and regulations at many types of race track?

A
Steward
B
Sommelier
C
Butler
D
Attendant
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2

Which of these events in World War II occurred first?

A
Signing of the final documents for the surrender of Japan
B
Announcement that the Armistice between Italy and the Allied armed forces had been signed
C
D-Day landings by the Allies in Normandy, northern France
D
Invasion of continental Italy by Allied Forces
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3

What is the name of the garden created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson that is designed as a series of "rooms", each with a different character of colour and/or theme, divided by high clipped hedges and pink brick walls?

A
Glastonbury
B
Sissinghurst
C
Marlborough
D
Badminton
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4

Who made the first, in western countries, practical successful and widely usable vaccinations in 1796 against smallpox?

A
Louis Pasteur
B
Alexander Fleming
C
Jonas Salk
D
Edward Jenner
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5

Which is the style of music, characterised by staccato offbeat rhythms, and owing much to the influence of mento, jazz, ska and rhythm and blues?

A
Art pop
B
Rap
C
Soul
D
Reggae
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6

What is an affliction of nose, throat, upper air passages and eyes caused by over-sensitivity to proteins of pollen in certain plants?

A
Hiccups
B
Pollination
C
Muscular dystrophy
D
Hay fever
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7

How old was Kurt Cobain when he died?

A
30
B
22
C
18
D
27
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