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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 March 2010

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What trophy, designed by the Italian designer Silvio Gazzaniga, is 36 cm (14.2 in) high, made of solid 18 carat (75%) gold and weighs 6.175 kg (13.6 lb), with a base containing two layers of semi-precious malachite?

A
FIFA World Cup Trophy
B
America's Cup
C
Ryder Cup
D
Borg-Warner Trophy
Select from the options above.
2

What was the cause of the sinking of the German battleship the "Admiral Graf Spee"?

A
A single shell from the British ship "Ajax"
B
Her captain sank her
C
An aerial torpedo attack launched from land
D
It ran aground on a submerged reef
Select from the options above.
3

What is the name for what is basically an induction coil whereby the voltage of an alternating current can be increased or decreased without changing the frequency?

A
Transformer
B
Voltmeter
C
Rheostat
D
Ammeter
Select from the options above.
4

What is the traditional name for a Spanish white wine made near Cadiz, popular varieties of which are Manzanilla, Amontillado, Vino Fino, Olorosa and Montilla?

A
Ouzo
B
Pinot Noir
C
Sherry
D
Shiraz
Select from the options above.
5

The works of artists De Chirico, André Breton, Miró, Magritte, Dalí and Ernst are examples of what art movement?

A
Unrealism
B
Fantasyism
C
Dreamism
D
Surrealism
Select from the options above.
6

Who discovered Uranus and one of its moons, Titania, between 1781 and 1787?

A
Huygens
B
Cassini
C
Herschel
D
Asaph Hall
Select from the options above.
7

Which country has Nukualofa, on the island of Tonjatabu, as its capital?

A
Federated States of Micronesia
B
Tonga
C
Kiribati
D
Vanuatu
Select from the options above.
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