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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 January 2016

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1

What is the capital of the U S state of Pennsylvania?

A
Pittsburg
B
Harrisburg
C
Philadelphia
D
Boston
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2

Where was the opening ceremony for the 1948 Summer Olympics held on 29 July?

A
Earl's Court
B
Crystal Palace
C
Hyde Park
D
Wembley Stadium
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3

What is an aficionado of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operas called?

A
Sullivian
B
Savoyard
C
Gilbertian
D
Mikado
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4

What is the name for the unit of work done by a force of 1 dyne moving through a distance of 1 centimetre?

A
Watt
B
Erg
C
Therblig
D
Horsepower
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5

What was the Halifax gibbet, used from at least the 13th to the 17th century in the town of Halifax in Yorkshire, England?

A
A cage in which the person hung until dead
B
A gallows with one support
C
A stocks from which the person hung, i.e. without support
D
A type of guillotine, with a weighted blade
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6

In which of these years did the Spanish Armada sail to attack England?

A
1914
B
1273
C
1998
D
1588
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7

The name of which person born in Dublin is connected in English history with the locations of Vimiero, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Orthes and Waterloo?

A
Duke of Edinburgh
B
Duke of Marlborough
C
Duke of Wellington
D
Duke of York
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