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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 November 2009

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What is a key signature?

A
A Personal Identification Number used to enter a building
B
The sample signature that a bank uses to verify a customer's cheques
C
Combinations of sharps or flats at the beginning of each staff indicating the key of a composition
D
A specific pure DNA sample kept on permanent record by the FBI
Select from the options above.
2

In May 2009, suspected NAZI death camp guard John Demjanjuk was deported from where to Germany?

A
New South Wales, Australia
B
Chihuahua, Mexico
C
Ohio, USA
D
Berkshire, England
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3

The official World Cup for which sport, held every second year from 1986 to 2004 and annually thereafter, is hosted by a number of countries from Canada, USA, UK, multiple European countries, to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland?

A
Track Cycling
B
Orienteering
C
Show jumping
D
Baseball
Select from the options above.
4

What famous picture was stolen from its frame in the Louvre in 1911, was recovered in Florence and returned in 1913?

A
The Night Watch
B
Mona Lisa
C
Guernica
D
Woman Going Downstairs
Select from the options above.
5

What town 16 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, dominated by the Puritans in the 17th century, was famous for its witchcraft trials?

A
Philadelphia
B
Salem
C
Scranton
D
Providence
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6

Which French revolutionary, who was instrumental in the death of the King and the establishment of the Republic, was guillotined in 1794?

A
de Gaulle
B
Robespierre
C
de Maupassant
D
Cardinal Richelieu
Select from the options above.
7

What device found on ships from the 18th century, consists of a telescope, a graduated arc and two mirrors, one of which is attached to a moveable arm?

A
Compass
B
Sextant
C
Quadrant
D
Theodolite
Select from the options above.
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