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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 October 2009

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1

Who threw his shoes at President Bush during a news conference on 14 December 2008?

A
Yusuf Islam
B
David Letterman
C
Muntadar al-Zeidi
D
Mustapha Kemal Ataturk
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2

From which Olympic Games were Germany and Japan excluded?

A
Atlanta, 1996
B
Melbourne, 1956
C
Sydney, 2000
D
London, 1948
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3

What is the name of the world's largest church, that was begun in 1450, finished in 1600 and consecrated by Pope Urban XIII in 1626?

A
Chartres Cathedral, France
B
St Paul's, London
C
The Dom, Florence
D
St Peter's, Rome
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4

What type of tree is the coolabah, found in Australia?

A
Ash
B
Pine
C
Oak
D
Eucalyptus
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5

If someone is referred to as "feline", what animal are they being compared to?

A
Bear
B
Dog
C
Wolf
D
Cat
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6

What was the first building in London to be erected on a steel frame, which was opened in 1904?

A
Ritz Hotel
B
The Old Bailey
C
Cannon Street Station
D
The Barbican
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7

Which of these plays by Shakespeare was set in England?

A
Hamlet
B
Julius Caesar
C
Romeo and Juliet
D
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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