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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 October 2010

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Which of these is an epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe as General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is captured and enslaved and rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor that won five Academy Awards in 2000?

A
Legionnaire
B
Centurion
C
Cohort
D
Gladiator
Select from the options above.
2

What is a cord of wood?

A
Firewood cut to lengths less than .5 metres long
B
An untrimmed branch
C
A tree trunk less than 10 years old
D
3.6 cubic metres
Select from the options above.
3

Which of earth's oceans holds the most water?

A
The Arctic Ocean
B
The Atlantic Ocean
C
The Indian Ocean
D
The Pacific Ocean
Select from the options above.
4

Which city was hit by a 7.5 Mw earthquake about 160 km northeast of it, centred in the Motagua Fault, on 4 February 1976 at 3.01 am, local time, killing 23,000 and injuring 76,000?

A
Managua, Nicaragua
B
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
C
Haiyuan, Ningxia-Gansu, China
D
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Select from the options above.
5

What name is given to a spasm of the diaphragm muscle caused by indigestion, intoxication or some forms of pleurisy?

A
Nervous tic
B
Hay fever
C
Hiccough
D
Palsy
Select from the options above.
6

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone caused controversy in July 2009 by praising whom because he "got things done"?

A
Oswald Mosely
B
Saddam Hussein
C
Benito Mussolini
D
Adolf Hitler
Select from the options above.
7

What country hosted the inaugural World Cup tournament in 1930 organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), in which 13 nations took part: 7 from South America, 4 from Europe and 2 from North America?

A
Argentina
B
France
C
Canada
D
Uruguay
Select from the options above.
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