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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 March 2019

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Which city was settled by the French in 1718, ceded to Spain in 1763, fell to France in 1800, and was bought by the USA in 1803?

A
Tallahassee
B
Quebec
C
New Orleans
D
Fort Saint Louis
Select from the options above.
2

During World War I and II the US army maintained a unit whose task was the training and use of what, for communication and reconnaissance purposes?

A
Pigeons
B
Children under 10
C
Female photographers
D
Rats
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3

The Scripps National Spelling Bee competition is open to contestants from USA, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Ghana, South Korea, the Bahamas and which European country?

A
Germany
B
Great Britain
C
Ireland
D
France
Select from the options above.
4

Which country became a self-governing state within the British Empire in 1959, declared independence from Britain, joining the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, and left the federation on 9 August 1965?

A
Sarawak
B
Sabah
C
Singapore
D
Malaya
Select from the options above.
5

What structural element of a building protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface, creating usable space in the roof by adding headroom and usually enabling addition of windows?

A
Sash
B
Dormer
C
Dado
D
Gable
Select from the options above.
6

Which scholar and lawyer who became Speaker of the House of Commons and Treasurer of the Exchequer was beheaded for treason in 1534 after disagreeing with Henry VIII being head of the church?

A
Sir Francis Drake
B
Sir Toby Belch
C
Sir Thomas More
D
Sir Edmund Hillary
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7

What is a highly magnetized, rotating, neutron star emitting a beam of electromagnetic radiation that can only be observed when the beam of emission is pointing towards the Earth (known as the lighthouse effect)?

A
Nebula
B
Pulsar
C
Nova
D
Red Dwarf
Select from the options above.
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