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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 May 2009

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1

What is the name for an instrument for sending messages using reflected light from a moveable mirror?

A
Hologram
B
Holograph
C
Solagram
D
Heliograph
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2

Which Tennessee city has the same name as the ancient Egyptian city named after King Menes?

A
Cairo
B
Memphis
C
Nubia
D
Thebes
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3

Which English computer scientist and MIT professor implemented the first successful communication between an HTTP client and server via the Internet on 25 December 1990 and is credited with inventing the World Wide Web?

A
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee
B
Vinton Cerf
C
Yogen Dalal
D
Carl Sunshine
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4

The "Entente Cordiale", signed on 8 April 1904, was a pact to resolve all outstanding issues that were outstanding between France and which other country?

A
Great Britain
B
Germany
C
Spain
D
USA
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5

What is the more common name of the disease called consumption?

A
Malaria
B
Tuberculosis
C
Influenza
D
Plague
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6

What height should the top of the rim of a basketball net be above the court?

A
5 feet (1.52 m)
B
8 feet (2.4 m)
C
10 feet (3.05 m)
D
12 feet (3.6 m)
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7

Which song begins with the lyric "People try to put us down, Just because we get around"?

A
Can't Explain
B
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy
C
My Generation
D
You Really Got Me
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