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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 June 2016

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What is the 18th century Frenchman Antoine Louis known for?

A
Organising a military alliance between Louis XV and Charles Stuart against George II (UK)
B
Being second in command to Napoleon Bonaparte
C
Writing the play "Cyrano de Bergerac"
D
Inventing the guillotine
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2

When was the first road speed limit set in the UK for powered vehicles?

A
1878
B
1903
C
1861
D
1920
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3

"Afterlife", a critically acclaimed 2005 TV series, centred on what?

A
A documentary tracking the experience of people in witness protection
B
Hauntings in a Scottish castle
C
Religious theories about death in Western belief systems
D
A psychic, and an academic who investigates her
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4

Yale University is in which state of the USA?

A
Massachusetts
B
Connecticut
C
California
D
Maine
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5

What or who are Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi?

A
The three wise men recorded in the Christian Bible as being at Christ's birth
B
The names of the last three books of the Christian Bible's Old Testament
C
Types of soup
D
The three tallest sequoias in Yosemite National Park
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6

Why was Muhammad Ali stripped of his 1964 world heavyweight boxing title?

A
In 1967 he refused to be conscripted into the US army
B
The World Boxing Federation thought he was preparing to emigrate to Cuba
C
He publicly criticised the USA involvement in the Vietnam War
D
He supported a friend accused of homosexual activity
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7

In Israel in 2009, what did they call the world outbreak of swine flu?

A
Mexico flu
B
Cat scratch fever
C
SARS
D
The English Disease
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