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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2019

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1

Saratoga and Yorktown, USA, are the sites of the defeat of which armies?

A
French
B
Confederate
C
Union
D
British
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2

Tom Lehrer, an American singer-songwriter, whose work contained much black humor and risque lyrics, often parodying popular song forms, taught which subject from 1972 to 2001 at the University of California, Santa Cruz?

A
Geography
B
Physics
C
Mathematics
D
Psychology
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3

The word for a territory under British rule that was not part of Great Britain itself was “colony” or “Crown colony”, until the British Nationality Act 1981 which called each one a “British-Dependent Territory”. What name are most of them known by since?

A
British Overseas Colony
B
British Overseas Territory
C
British Overseas Dependency
D
British Territorial Dependency
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4

What is the board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions?

A
Scrabble
B
Monopoly
C
Trivial Pursuit
D
Cluedo
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5

What word refers to a measure used in Scotland for liquids, chiefly beer, equalling 9 gallons?

A
Jerkin
B
Merkin
C
Lurkin'
D
Firkin
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6

What is the astronomical body 35P/Herschel–Rigollet, discovered in 1788?

A
A nebula
B
A comet
C
A star
D
An asteroid
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7

What 1936 film sets out a future to 2036, predicting World War II from 23 December 1940, bombing raids on cities, a plague ("wandering sickness") in 1966, and a civilization based in Basra, Iraq, that renounced war and outlawed independent nation-states?

A
Metropolis
B
Things to Come
C
Modern Times
D
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
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