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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 January 2019

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1

King George III signed The Instrument of Foundation on 10 December 1768 for (and made large grants from his private funds to) which independent, privately funded institution?

A
The Chartered Institute for IT
B
The Royal Academy of Arts
C
The Geological Society of London
D
The Royal Society of Chemistry
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2

Which state of the USA calls itself the "Lone Star State"?

A
Montana
B
Texas
C
Hawaii
D
Idaho
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3

The word "nebula" derives from the latin word for what?

A
Cloud
B
Star
C
Horse
D
Double vision
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4

What is the name for the principle that "Anything that can go wrong, will — at the worst possible moment"?

A
Finagle's Law
B
Murphy's Law
C
Boyle's Law
D
Parkinson's Law
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5

From the 17th century, the soldiers from which country were known as "redcoats"?

A
France
B
England
C
Belgium
D
Germany
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6

By what name is 17th century dramatist Jean Baptiste Poquelin better known?

A
El Greco
B
Emmanuelle
C
Da Vinci
D
Molière
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7

What is the name of the sterling silver salver awarded to the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion?

A
Venus Rosewater Dish
B
Serena Lavendar Plate
C
Williams Rose Bowl
D
Cadbury Milk Tray
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