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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 January 2014

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The fifteen elements with atomic numbers 57 to 71, which includes Lanthanum (La), Cerium (Ce), Praseodymium (Pr), Neodymium (Nd), Promethium (Pm), Europium (Eu), Erbium (Er), Thulium (Tm), Ytterbium (Yb) and Lutetium (Lu), are known as what?

A
Lanthanoid series
B
Noble gases
C
Antibiotics
D
Halogens
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2

What is the name of the airport at Salzburg?

A
W. A. Mozart Airport
B
Johann Strauss Airport
C
Arnold Schoenberg Airport
D
Franz Schubert Airport
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3

From the 17th century to the early 20th century what was the main material used for billiard balls?

A
Guttapercha
B
Dense wood
C
Ivory
D
Steel
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4

What is a legislative or executive act by which a state restores those who may have been guilty of an offence against it to the positions of innocent people?

A
Amnesty
B
Pardon
C
Grant of impunity
D
Absolution
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5

When did Netflix stream its first original series, "Lilyhammer", in North America?

A
October 2013
B
December 2011
C
January 2012
D
February 2012
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6

What nationality was Abel Janszoon Tasman the voyager, explorer and map maker?

A
Australian
B
Greek
C
Dutch
D
Venetian
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7

Who was the (subsequently) Pulitzer-Prize-winning American playwright who wrote "The Odd Couple"?

A
Tennessee Williams
B
Arthur Miller
C
Mel Brooks
D
Neil Simon
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