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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 September 2015

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1

Which of these battles is the most recent?

A
Battle of the Somme
B
Battle of Culloden
C
Battle of Britain
D
Battle of Waterloo
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2

Helen of Troy is particularly known in American and French thoroughbred horseracing circles for what?

A
It was the nickname for attractive and major prize-winning jockey Francine Villeneuve
B
She was adopted as the symbol for Idle Hour Farm, prominent in racing circles
C
Her name was use for a severe classical style of riding gear for women in the 1920s
D
She was the dam of La Troienne, who was imported to the USA and became dam of 10 race winners
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3

What are "cestodes"?

A
Verrucas
B
Sentries
C
Impulses sent to the brain
D
Tape worms
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4

What is the name given to the hypotheses, now superseded, that the movement of continents and the appearance of new crustal material at mid-ocean ridges is because the Earth's volume is increasing?

A
Continental drift
B
Rip-zones expansion
C
Expanding Earth
D
Careyism
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5

Typically what is in best supply in the Kalahari?

A
Water
B
Salt
C
Sand
D
Lions
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6

Who wrote "J'accuse", an open letter to Félix Fauré, President of France, accusing the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus (a French officer sentenced to life imprisonment for espionage) that was published on 13 January 1898, in the newspaper "L'Aurore"?

A
Tristan Tzara
B
Alexandre Dumas
C
Victor Hugo
D
Émile Zola
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7

Who has been quoted as saying “If you have a statue in the city centre, you could go past it every day on your way to school and never even notice it, right - but as soon as someone puts a traffic cone on its head, you've made your own sculpture”?

A
Melvyn Bragg
B
"Banksy"
C
David Bowie
D
Yoko Ono
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