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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 May 2017

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1

What standard distance was selected because it was expected to be "one ten millionth of the quadrant of the earth's meridian"

A
Metre
B
Yard
C
Cubit
D
Foot
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2

Who raised the massive runestones known as the Jelling Stones, in Denmark?

A
King Gorm the Old and his son King Harald Bluetooth
B
King Sweyn I Forkbeard
C
King Cnut the Great
D
Hrothgar, king of the Danes
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3

Dick Francis wrote novels based in what environment?

A
Spies working in enemy territory
B
Formula One racing
C
Gambling casinos
D
Horse racing
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4

The administrative units of Pakistan are: a federal capital territory, two autonomous and disputed territories, a group of federally administered tribal areas, and four provinces. Which of these is one of the provinces?

A
Karachi
B
Balochistan
C
Gilgit-Baltistan
D
Islamabad
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5

When was the inaugural race held in the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race for motorcycles?

A
1949
B
1911
C
1923
D
1907
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6

Which of these is not one of Newton's Laws of Motion?

A
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
B
A body at rest or moving continues in that state unless acted on by external forces
C
When a body is acted on by a force the rate of change of momentum is proportional to the force
D
A pendulum will swing in a pattern consistent with the earth's rotation.
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7

Gandalf is a character in books by which author?

A
J. K. Rowling
B
J. R. R. Tolkien
C
Roald Dahl
D
Dr. Seuss
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