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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 January 2009

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1

What is the capital city of New York state in the USA?

A
Albany
B
New York
C
Buffalo
D
Washington
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2

Which word means to move a camera, lighting effect or sound effect vertically?

A
Tilt
B
Pan
C
Fade
D
Cut
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3

To what did the light-heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay change his name?

A
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
B
Yusuf Islam
C
Don Stephen Senanayake
D
Muhammad Ali
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4

Syd Barrett was a founding member of which band?

A
Manfred Mann
B
Pink Floyd
C
Deep Purple
D
The Grateful Dead
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5

What is the gestation period of the African elephant?

A
300-350 days
B
100-120 days
C
400-450 days
D
550-670 days
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6

In which city did American colonists dump tea imported from England into a harbour in 1773?

A
Salem
B
Pittsburg
C
Boston
D
New York
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7

Which British scientist is best known for his study of gravitation, his work on the spectrum, his statement on the laws of motion, the construction of telescopes, and his work on geometry and differential calculus?

A
Robert Boyle
B
Isaac Newton
C
David Livingstone
D
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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