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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 March 2009

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1

What is the name of the system whereby a number of persons subscribe to an invested fund which becomes the property of the last survivor?

A
Mutual fund
B
Tontine
C
Lotto
D
Roulette
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2

Who collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber to create the musical "The Beautiful Game"?

A
Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
B
Tim Rice
C
Paul McCartney
D
Ben Elton
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3

What is the name of the process by which plants obtain carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water?

A
Photosynthesis
B
Osmosis
C
Elephantiasis
D
Agoraphobia
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4

What is a 'single make' open-wheel auto racing series wherein competitors represent their nation as opposed to themselves or a team?

A
A1 Grand Prix
B
Formula One
C
Indycar Racing
D
NASCAR
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5

During World War II, where was the HQ of the English code cracking unit that was set up to decipher the output from the "Enigma" machine?

A
Biggin Hill
B
Northanger Abbey
C
Alexandra Palace
D
Bletchley Park
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6

What is the dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada that was completed in 1935?

A
Grand Coulee Dam
B
Aswan Dam
C
Three Gorges Dam
D
Hoover Dam
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7

Which of these characters is not a member of the Simpson family in the TV series “The Simpsons”?

A
Bart
B
Lisa
C
Maggie
D
Smithers
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