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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 December 2017

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1

What is a tabular display of the chemical elements, the invention of which is generally credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who intended the table to illustrate recurring trends in the properties of the elements?

A
Regular table
B
Frequency table
C
Annular table
D
Periodic table
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2

Which of these cities is on Chesapeake Bay?

A
Washington
B
Philadelphia
C
Baltimore
D
Allentown
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3

On 12 June 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected as president of which country?

A
Bangladesh
B
Sri Lanka
C
Pakistan
D
Iran
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4

What was the nickname of ski jumper Michael Edwards, who first represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships and, as the sole British applicant, qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics where he finished last in both the 70m and 90m events?

A
Mick Jumper
B
Jake the Peg
C
Winnie The Pooh
D
Eddie the Eagle
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5

Arthur Wellesley, later 1st Duke of Wellington, was gazetted in the military in 1787 and by 1796 had the rank of colonel. What was the date of his first military action?

A
1799
B
1787
C
1796
D
1794
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6

In some languages the sound of the letter "V" may be almost identical, if not more, to that of which other letter?

A
M
B
P
C
B
D
T
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7

"Scandal" was a film centring on the activities of which British prostitute?

A
Christine Keeler
B
Xaviera Hollander
C
Mata Hari
D
Gypsy Rose Lee
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