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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 July 2010

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1

What is the name of the three bones that make up a human finger?

A
Tibia
B
Metatarsals
C
Synapses
D
Phalanges
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2

Which art movement, founded in a Zurich café during World War I and consolidated at a meeting held in Paris in 1920, was led by Tristan Tzara?

A
Surrealism
B
Cubism
C
Impressionism
D
Dadaism
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3

Why did Aeroflot Flight 593, a "Russian Airlines" Airbus A310 passenger airliner, crash into a hillside in Kemerovo Oblast on 23 March 1994, killing all 75 passengers and crew?

A
A 15-year-old boy was at the controls
B
It ran out of fuel
C
It collided with a light plane
D
It was hit by a terrorist's missile
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4

Who appeared as novelist Mel Hutchwright in the TV serial "Coronation Street" in 2005?

A
Oliver Reed
B
Ian McKellen
C
Peter O'Toole
D
Terence Stamp
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5

What is the name for a narrow strip of land that connects two larger pieces of land?

A
Isthmus
B
Delta
C
Dune
D
Peninsula
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6

Which of these is an informal name for a tornado?

A
Whirler
B
Twirler
C
Spinner
D
Twister
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7

The 2005 British Open Golf Tournament was held where?

A
Skye
B
Turnberry
C
Troon
D
St Andrews
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