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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 February 2010

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What is the official process whereby one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal?

A
Exile
B
Extrapolation
C
Extradition
D
Suspension
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2

What was the first ballet written by Tchaikovsky?

A
Swan Lake
B
Pineapple Poll
C
Les Sylphides
D
The Nutcracker
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3

What machine was invented by Professor Auguste Picard for scientific exploration?

A
Atmosphere
B
Cinemascope
C
Hemisphere
D
Bathyscaphe
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4

The two main branches of the River Nile are known as what?

A
White and Blue
B
Black and Indigo
C
Black and Chartreuse
D
Red and Grey
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5

American Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino, who was convicted for treason in 1949 and pardoned by US President Gerald Ford in 1977, was popularly known as whom?

A
Yoko Ono
B
Tokyo Rose
C
Madam Butterfly
D
The Nightingale of Nanking
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6

Which Irish philanthropist founded houses for destitute children in Stepney in 1870?

A
Calouste Gulbenkian
B
Charles Perrins
C
Henry Wellcome
D
Thomas Barnardo
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7

The idea of an Olympic Flame burning throughout the Games was reintroduced during which Games, when an employee of the local Electric Utility lit the flame in the Marathon Tower of the Olympic Stadium?

A
Antwerp, 1920
B
Berlin, 1936
C
Amsterdam, 1928
D
Paris, 1924
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