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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 October 2010

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In 1932 the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd unified with the regions of Al-Hasa and Qatif to form which country?

A
Somalia
B
Ethiopia
C
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
D
Republic of the Congo
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2

According to the Bible, the descendants of Noah tried to erect which construction against the will of God, who destroyed the plan by making the builders talk a variety of languages?

A
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
B
Tower of Babel
C
Colossus of Rhodes
D
Sphinx
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3

Composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713) is associated with which instrument?

A
Steel guitar
B
Mandolin
C
Ukulele
D
Violin
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4

Which Damon was an American newspaperman and writer, best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era?

A
Runyan
B
Onion
C
Dungeon
D
Bunion
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5

What mountain's volcanic eruption, on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia, has discharged the most material?

A
Krakatoa, 1883
B
Tambora, 1815
C
Thera (known as Santorini), around 1470 BC
D
Mt Aso, Kyoto, around 300,000 BC
Select from the options above.
6

What church, known as "the Irvingites" mainly due to the preaching of Edward Irving, was founded in Scotland in 1832?

A
Seventh Day Adventist Church
B
Presbyterian Church
C
Methodist Church
D
Catholic Apostolic Church
Select from the options above.
7

On 24 October 1971, with a distance of 2,028 yards (1,854 m), Harry Drake broke the world record for the longest what?

A
Shot put
B
Javelin throw
C
Shot with a longbow
D
Throw of a gumboot
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