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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2010

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1

A prune is the dried fruit of which tree?

A
Pear
B
Plum
C
Date
D
Apple
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2

What is the highest point in the 48 contiguous states of the USA?

A
Alma, Colorado
B
Winter Park, Colorado
C
Mount Whitney, California
D
Leadville, Colorado
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3

The first women's Olympic competition for gymnastics, at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, involved only which type of activity?

A
Synchronized calisthenics
B
Weightlifting
C
Handstands
D
Standing still
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4

With what activity is Dame Clara Butt associated?

A
Sheep shearing
B
Singing
C
Sculpture
D
Temperance movement
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5

The main characters in James Goldman's play "The Lion in Winter" are Henry II, his sons John, Geoffrey & Richard, his mistress Alais Capet, and which other?

A
Queen Victoria
B
Romeo
C
Moses
D
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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6

French aviator Louis Bleriot was the first to do what in an aeroplane on 25 July 1909?

A
Cross the English Channel
B
Cross the Atlantic Ocean
C
Fly over the North Pole
D
Fly around the world
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7

Antoni Stradivari is associated with the design and building of what instrument?

A
Piano
B
Violin
C
Bass guitar
D
Flute
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