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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 November 2019

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1

What was unusual about how George I, a 17 year old Danish prince, became King of the Hellenes, ruling from 1863 to 1913?

A
He was appointed by the Pope
B
He assumed power in a bloodless coup
C
With 20 men he forced the incumbent, Otto, to abdicate
D
He was elected King by the Greek National Assembly
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2

In the 18th century, Capability Brown popularised the naturalistic style of what?

A
Painting
B
Landscape gardening
C
Sculpture
D
Architecture
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3

Martha Jane Canary-Burke, frontierswoman, prostitute, and professional scout, best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, was better known as which of these?

A
Jane Austen
B
Jane Seymour
C
Calamity Jane
D
Lady Jane Grey
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4

What was the name for a foul smell believed to carry diseases, since discredited by the discovery of infectious agents?

A
Seepage
B
Majorca
C
Moa Point
D
Miasma
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5

From which language do we get the word "dungarees"?

A
Hindi
B
Farsi
C
Norse
D
Greek
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6

Which of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments is played on grass courts?

A
Australian Open
B
French Open
C
U.S. Open
D
Wimbledon
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7

The Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current, flows from the North American continent to where?

A
Japan
B
India
C
British Isles
D
Africa
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