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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 April 2009

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1

Who had his medals reinstated in 1983, 30 years after his death, after they were taken away at Stockholm in 1912?

A
Cassius Clay
B
Avery Brundage
C
Jim Thorpe
D
Francisco Lázaro
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2

The first railway line across the U S A, from the East Coast to San Francisco via Chicago, Omaha and Salt Lake City, was completed in what year?

A
1840
B
1869
C
1880
D
1900
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3

Which film ended with the two main characters driving a car off a cliff?

A
Vanishing Point
B
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
C
Bullitt
D
Thelma and Louise
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4

What is the name for the temperature at which, theoretically, all molecular activity ceases and chemical reactions become impossible?

A
Ground zero
B
Freezing point
C
Absolute zero
D
Critical mass
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5

In Buddhism, what is the state of blissful repose or absolute existence by someone relieved of the necessity of rebirth?

A
Nirvana
B
Valhalla
C
Avalon
D
Utopia
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6

If you were travelling in an easterly direction from the Mississippi, which of these rivers would you see first?

A
Colorado
B
Ganges
C
Darling
D
Thames
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7

Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Eric Faulkner, Stuart "Woody" Wood and Les McKeown were collectively known as what band from 1974 to 1976?

A
The Rolling Stones
B
The Bay City Rollers
C
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
D
Herman's Hermits
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