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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 March 2019

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Which US horse race for three year-old thoroughbred horses is held on the first Saturday in May, over one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs?

A
Preakness Stakes
B
Alabama Stakes
C
The Kentucky Derby
D
Belmont Stakes
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2

What is the only venomous lizard native to the USA?

A
Komodo dragon
B
Tuatara
C
Alligator
D
Gila monster
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3

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New Orleans, Louisiana, what is the name for the day called Shrove Tuesday in Ireland and the UK where it is celebrated with pancakes?

A
Epiphany
B
Mardi Gras
C
Twelfth Night
D
Ash Wednesday
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4

Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer has been called the "Father of Modern Philosophy," through his books "Passions of the Soul", "Principles of Philosophy", "Discourse on the Method", and "Meditations on First Philosophy"?

A
George Berkeley
B
Thomas Hobbes
C
John Locke
D
René Descartes
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5

The navy from which country destroyed the Russian fleet at Port Arthur after a number of attacks in 1904 and 1905?

A
Canada
B
Great Britain
C
USA
D
Japan
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6

Which of these is a TV police drama starring Helen Mirren?

A
Prime Rib
B
Prime Suspect
C
Prime Rate
D
Prime Minister
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7

What was the capital city of Russia from 1712 to 1918?

A
Kiev
B
Moscow
C
Omsk
D
Saint Petersburg
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