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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 April 2010

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1

What is a device that allows electric current to pass through it in one direction only, used for converting AC to DC?

A
Voltmeter
B
Rectifier
C
Rheostat
D
Accumulator
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2

For administrative purposes, Turkey is divided into 81 provinces, formerly termed vilayet, which are now called … what?

A
Departments
B
States
C
Iller
D
Cantons
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3

One of Hannibal's most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy with the intention of attacking Rome. What city was he from?

A
Moscow
B
Edinburgh
C
New York
D
Carthage
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4

How many letters are there in the Hebrew alphabet?

A
43
B
22
C
26
D
32
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5

Who won a (then) record seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich?

A
Mark Spitz
B
Paavo Nurmi
C
Michael Phelps
D
Olga Korbut
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6

Who, at the age of 50, had become the world's richest man through the activities of the Standard Oil Company?

A
John Davison Rockefeller
B
David Rubenstein
C
Larry Ellison
D
J. Paul Getty
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7

Which of these TV series is a cartoon?

A
That 70s Show
B
The Simpsons
C
CSI: NY
D
Hawaii Five-O
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