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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 March 2010

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What was the fate of Mary Queen of Scots in Donizetti's opera "Maria Stuarda"?

A
She goes mad and commits suicide
B
She was stabbed to death by her lover
C
She was beheaded
D
She died of consumption
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2

What chain of islands stretches from the Netherlands to Denmark?

A
Faroe Islands
B
Frisian Islands
C
Channel Islands
D
Friendly Islands
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3

At the 1988 Olympics, in a split decision, South Korean boxer Park Si-Hun beat American Roy Jones, Jr., though Jones landed 86 punches to Park's 32 and a judge admitted the decision was a mistake. All 3 judges voting against Jones were suspended. What was the final outcome?

A
Roy Jones, Jr. was declared the winner
B
Park Si-Hun remained the winner
C
It was declared to be a draw
D
There was a rematch, which Park Si-Hun won
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4

What does an EC meter measure in a solution?

A
Electrical conductivity
B
Sound conductivity (especially guitar)
C
Heartbeats
D
Iron content
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5

Which American abolitionist was one of a group who seized the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry in October 1859, was wounded, captured and, in December, hanged at Charleston?

A
Capability Brown
B
John Brown
C
Davy Crockett
D
Lorna Doone
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6

Someone is unsuccessfully trying to look well-dressed is said to be "dressed up like a" what?

A
Budgie's dessert
B
Elephant's breakfast
C
Dog's dinner
D
Gerbil's lunch
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7

Who announced his engagement to New Zealand cellist Jiaxin Cheng, to be his fourth wife, in June 2009?

A
Robbie Williams
B
Andrew Lloyd Webber
C
Bryn Terfel
D
Julian Lloyd Webber
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