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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 April 2009

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1

What sea creature living in the Arctic has a tapering tusk, spirally grooved, 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 feet) long?

A
Narwhal
B
Beluga whale
C
Sperm whale
D
Uniwhale
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2

Where is the area of 127,000 square kilometres (49,000 sq miles) in central South Australia, where public are not admitted under Australian Defence Force regulations?

A
Area 52
B
Woomera
C
Kakadu
D
Maralinga
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3

According to Celtic legend, where did heroes go to die?

A
Avalon
B
Valhalla
C
Nirvana
D
Necropolis
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4

Who led the expedition that successfully made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953?

A
Colonel H C J (John) Hunt
B
Sir Edmund Hillary
C
Tenzing Norgay
D
Eric Shipton
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5

In books by A A Milne, which of the main characters was usually depressed?

A
Tigger
B
Piglet
C
Kanga
D
Eeyore
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6

Who is a unit of length (one hundred millionth of a centimetre), used to measure wavelenghts of light, named after?

A
Anders Angström
B
Isaac Newton
C
Henri Pascal
D
William Kelvin
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7

Fado is a type of music from which country?

A
Chile
B
Brazil
C
Argentina
D
Portugal
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