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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 April 2010

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1

Which of these terms means a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement, even if actually well-founded?

A
Anagram
B
Palindrome
C
Pun
D
Paradox
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2

Which father and son, 17th and 18th century composers, between them lived in Rome, Naples, Florence and Madrid and composed over 120 operas, 600 chamber cantatas, and 500 harpsichord sonatas?

A
Schumann
B
Scarlatti
C
Schubert
D
Bach
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3

Which of these was the last to win a Academy Award for Best Picture?

A
Gigi
B
Rebecca
C
Oliver!
D
Braveheart
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4

In 1695, John Trevor was forced to stand down as Speaker of the British House of Commons. Who was the next Speaker to be ousted?

A
Geoffrey de Freitas
B
Arthur Peel
C
William Shepherd Morrison
D
Michael Martin
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5

The convention of moving the Olympic flame via a relay system from Olympia to the Olympic venue began with which Olympic Games?

A
Antwerp, 1920
B
Amsterdam, 1928
C
Berlin, 1936
D
London, 1908
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6

What is the term for the greenish oxide formed on copper?

A
Gravel
B
Rust
C
Verdigris
D
Grease
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7

Which of the following South African cities is a port?

A
Bloemfontein
B
Pretoria
C
Durban
D
Johannesburg
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