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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 June 2010

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1

What was the name of the unofficial mascot of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, which has a statue as part of an official Olympic memorial outside the Sydney Olympic Stadium?

A
Millie
B
Syd
C
Ollie
D
Fatso
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2

Which of these is a lizard with a telescopic tongue, viscid lips, eyeballs that move independently, opposible toes and a prehensile tail?

A
Salamander
B
Chameleon
C
Dobermann
D
Komodo Dragon
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3

Which film, directed by David Lean and starring John Mills, opens with an escaped convict grabbing hold of a boy in a graveyard?

A
Brief Encounter
B
The Blair Witch Project
C
Dances With Wolves
D
Great Expectations
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4

When Robert Falcon Scott reached the south pole in January 1912, he discovered that who had reached it before him?

A
Roald Amundsen
B
Edmund Hillary
C
Ernest Shackleton
D
Dr Livingstone
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5

The Kiel Canal links which 2 seas?

A
North and Black
B
North and Baltic
C
Black and Baltic
D
North and Mediterranean
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6

Porfirio Diaz resigned from the presidency of which country in May 1911?

A
Bolivia
B
Venezuela
C
Mexico
D
Peru
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7

Which of these is a problem that a hairdresser would deal with?

A
Split second
B
Split ends
C
Split infinitve
D
Split personality
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