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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 May 2019

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1

Which mountain chain runs along the border between France and Spain?

A
Passionfleas
B
Passthemplease
C
Pyrenees
D
Manganese
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2

Who wrote "Lady Windermere's Fan", "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

A
William Shakespeare
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Tom Stoppard
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3

What appeared in the Netherlands in 1608, developed by Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius, and improved by Galileo in 1609?

A
Reflecting telescope
B
Refracting telescope
C
Catadioptric telescope
D
Radio telescope
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4

In 1848, Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, officially ceding what to the USA?

A
Sovereignty
B
Land
C
Fishing rights
D
Intellectual property rights to Mariachi music
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5

In the episode of Coronation Street that aired in Britain on 3 March 2008, who pushed Gail Platt down the stairs, leaving her hospitalised and suffering short term amnesia?

A
David Platt
B
Ken Barlow
C
Tina McIntyre
D
Joe McIntyre
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6

In trochaic metre what form do the words have?

A
Four syllables
B
Accented syllable followed by unaccented
C
Three syllables
D
Two accents in every word
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7

The distance of the first modern Olympic Marathon in 1896 was 40 km (24 miles 85 yards), so why, at the 1908 London Olympic Games, was it run over its now-standard distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?

A
So that it finished in front of the British royal family's box
B
It was historically accurate
C
The International Olympic Committee did not want a round number of km
D
Error of measurement by the organisers, not used to metrics
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