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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 May 2010

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1

Which of these cities has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?

A
Lake Placid, United States
B
Oslo, Norway
C
Squaw Valley, United States
D
Grenoble, France
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2

What is Malay for "man of the woods"?

A
Chimpanzee
B
Orang Utan
C
Gorilla
D
Manatee
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3

What is the name for the phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere?

A
Precipitation
B
Spectrograph
C
Kaleidoscope
D
Rainbow
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4

What was the nickname of the Chevalier Raoul, a character in a tale by Perrault in 1697, who murdered successive wives?

A
Marquis de Sade
B
Bluebeard
C
Cyrano de Bergerac
D
Sancho Panza
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5

Where is Timbuktu?

A
Sweden
B
Saskatchewan, Canada
C
Mali, in West Africa
D
New South Wales, Australia
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6

What caused it to snow in New England at least once every month during 1816?

A
An asteroid breaking up over Canada
B
Global cooling
C
The opening of the first Westinghouse factory in North America
D
The eruption of Tambora
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7

What was the title of Gary Barlow's autobiography, released in 2006?

A
Sing It!
B
That's It
C
I'm The Other Barlow
D
My Take
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