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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 February 2009

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What miners' oil lamp, invented in 1815, had a wire cylinder to enclose the flame, preventing the explosion of coal-gas?

A
Night Light
B
Davy Lamp
C
Black Light
D
Canary Lamp
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2

In New Zealand, the word "moko" refers to a type of what?

A
Food preparation
B
Tattoo
C
House construction
D
Animal
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3

In which country did Queen Isabella secure the throne when her opponents (Carlists) were defeated in 1868, following a civil war between those who wanted a king and those who wanted a queen?

A
Portugal
B
Netherlands
C
Sweden
D
Spain
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4

The Taj Mahal is nearest to which city?

A
Mumbai
B
Goa
C
New Delhi
D
Agra
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5

"Trigger" was the name of the horse belonging to which film cowboy?

A
Lone Ranger
B
Gene Autry
C
Roy Rogers
D
Billy the Kid
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6

What was the cause of the disqualification of Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall at Mexico City in 1968, the first as a result of failing a doping test at an Olympic Games?

A
Beer
B
Barbiturates
C
Steroids
D
Marijuana
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7

Who collaborated with Tim Rice to write songs for the film "The Lion King"?

A
Elton John
B
Andrew Lloyd Webber
C
Paul McCartney
D
Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
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