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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 January 2009

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In which city did Rosa Parks refuse to obey a bus driver’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger on December 1, 1955, becoming an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement?

A
Birmingham, Alabama
B
Montgomery, Alabama
C
New Orleans, Louisiana
D
Memphis, Tennessee
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2

Who was the 17th century English architect who designed St Paul's cathedral, London?

A
Ian Athfield
B
Christopher Wren
C
Inigo Jones
D
Robert Adam
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3

In draughts, what is a counter called when it reaches the opposite end of the board and another piece is put on top?

A
Knight
B
Queen
C
King
D
Castle
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4

Who played Colonel Potter in the TV series "M*A*S*H"?

A
Mike Farrell
B
Alan Alda
C
Harry S Morgan
D
Jamie Farr
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5

The American Civil War was fought in which decade?

A
1860's
B
1850's
C
1840's
D
1830's
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6

What car, intended as a competitor to the Ford Mustang, was unveiled at a press conference by Chevrolet on 12 September 1966?

A
Camaro
B
Corvair
C
Cortina
D
Chevette
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7

What is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada, much of the United States, and parts of northern Mexico that constructs homes out of sticks, twigs, and mud in lakes or streams?

A
Otter
B
Thrush
C
Cat
D
Beaver
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