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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 April 2010

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What is the name of a slender highly tempered, sharp-pointed, edgeless weapon about 3 feet long?

A
Cossack
B
Cutlass
C
Scimitar
D
Rapier
Select from the options above.
2

What is unusual about Rockall, a small island in the Atlantic Ocean?

A
It is the last remaining natural habitat of the Irish snake
B
It is under water more than half the time
C
It was not claimed until 1953, by Great Britain
D
It did not exist until it was lifted by an earthquake in 2003
Select from the options above.
3

Who was an American gangster, the leader of a crime syndicate dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era, whose criminal career ended in 1931 when he was convicted for income-tax evasion?

A
Al Capone
B
Al Bundy
C
Al Gore
D
Al Jolson
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4

Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of figure skater Tonya Harding, arranged an attack on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, a month before the start of the 1994 Olympics. Which of these was not the outcome when both competed?

A
Harding performed relatively poorly
B
Kerrigan won the silver medal
C
Harding won the silver medal
D
Harding was banned for life from competing in USFSA events
Select from the options above.
5

What name is given to the product of mass and velocity?

A
Force
B
Momentum
C
Energy
D
Swing
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6

As what are Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder collectively known?

A
Radiohead
B
Arctic Monkeys
C
Pearl Jam
D
U2
Select from the options above.
7

Why did Papua New Guinea's parliament not sit on Tuesday 12 May 2009?

A
A power failure blacked out most of Port Moresby
B
There was rioting in the streets outside
C
A flood caused evacuation of the city
D
They couldn't find the key to the room where the ceremonial mace was stored
Select from the options above.
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