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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 February 2017

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1

Which 1940 film, a story of corruption in politics written and directed by Preston Sturges, is told in flashback by a bartender about his rise to, and fall from, being a state Governor?

A
Remember The Night
B
Mr Smith Goes To Washington
C
If I Were King
D
The Great McGinty
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2

Who was the English King at the Battle of Agincourt?

A
Richard III
B
Henry V
C
John I
D
Edward VIII
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3

Vermont, USA, is known as which of these?

A
The Green Mountain State
B
The Golden State
C
The Lone Star State
D
The State of Lakes
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4

In 1908, the winners of the Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning set a world record of 73 hours aloft that would stand until 1995. What nationality were they?

A
Swiss
B
German
C
American
D
Austrian
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5

For what event in 1215 is Runnymede, England, famous?

A
An attempt to fly by helicopter
B
King John signed the Magna Carta
C
Richard the Lionheart announced the 3rd crusade
D
King Alfred burnt some scones
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6

What is a legal defence for being somewhere other than at the scene of a crime?

A
Truancy
B
Alias
C
Absenteeism
D
Alibi
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7

What instrument is used to measure the specific gravity (or relative density) of liquids such as beer and wine?

A
Hypsometer
B
Hydrometer
C
Hygrometer
D
Macrometer
Select from the options above.
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