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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2017

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Who was the British general who took Charleston, South Carolina, 1779 during the American War of Independence?

A
Sir Guy Carleton
B
Sir Henry Clinton
C
Thomas Gage
D
Francis Rawdon
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2

Which of these is not the name of one of King Lear’s children, according to Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”?

A
Cordelia
B
Regan
C
Goneril
D
Carter
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3

What 1980's TV programme starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless?

A
Cagney and Lacey
B
Law & Order
C
Dallas
D
Hill Street Blues
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4

What occurs when a ray of light meets an obstacle such as a fine wire?

A
Diffraction
B
Diffusion
C
Refraction
D
Debacle
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5

What name was given to a series of thirty evening radio speeches given by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and 1944?

A
He-e-e-e-re's Franklin!
B
Fireside chats
C
The FDR Show
D
Speaking Frankly
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6

When the Chicago Cubs baseball team won the 2016 World Series, it was the first World Series win for them since when?

A
1966
B
1907
C
1999
D
1908
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7

The province of Limpopo in South Africa borders what other countries?

A
None, it is entirely within South Africa
B
Zimbabwe and Mozambique
C
Botswana and Zimbabwe
D
Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
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