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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 August 2010

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1

Which 1937 film, made with altered storylines in 1954 and 1976, tells the story of the rise of a woman star and the fall of her husband who discovered her, due to drink?

A
A Star Is Born
B
Cabaret
C
Don't Eat The Daisies
D
The Lost Weekend
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2

Which of these is an alternative name for the area that the Germans call "Bodensee"?

A
Lake Constance
B
Baltic Sea
C
Denmark Strait
D
Caspian Sea
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3

Actress Nicole Kidman married which country singer in 2006?

A
Kris Kristofferson
B
Glenn Campbell
C
Keith Urban
D
Kenny Rogers
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4

Who, at the end of her Olympic career in 1964, held the record for winning the most Olympic medals at 18 and the record for most individual medals (14 outside of team events) in Olympic history?

A
Florence Griffith-Joyner
B
Margot Fonteyn
C
Neroli Fairhall
D
Larissa Latynina
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5

Where was nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale ("the lady with the lamp") born?

A
Edinburgh, Scotland
B
Bath, England
C
Florence, Italy
D
Cardiff, Wales
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6

Which country that achieved independence in 1962 has had leaders named Milton Obote and Idi Amin Dada?

A
Algeria
B
Uganda
C
Thailand
D
Sri Lanka
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7

What did Christian Huygens devise in 1657?

A
Spinning jenny
B
Pendulum clock
C
Chronometer
D
Stethoscope
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