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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 November 2010

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Which of these is a 1946 film starring James Stewart, recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, and placed number one on their list of the most inspirational American films of all time?

A
It's a Depressing Life
B
It's a Horrible Life
C
It's a Wonderful Life
D
It's a Despicable Life
Select from the options above.
2

Which village, now a suburb of Dublin, was famed for an annual rowdy fair that was held between 1204 and 1855?

A
Shellaleigh
B
Donnybrook
C
Ceilidh
D
Hooley
Select from the options above.
3

Why did Larry Doby become famous in the history of baseball when he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1947?

A
He had never played baseball before
B
He was the first to hit a home run every time in a season
C
He was the first recruit from the West Coast
D
He was the first black player in the American League
Select from the options above.
4

Who brought together dramatist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan and nurtured their collaboration on 13 operas from "Trial by Jury" (1875) to "The Grand Duke, or The Statutory Duel" (1896)?

A
Frederick Savoy
B
Richard D'Oyly Carte
C
Sarah Bernhardt
D
Winston Churchill
Select from the options above.
5

What name did Pol Pot give to the ideology that he forced on the people of Democratic Kampuchea?

A
Velvet Revolution
B
Cultural Revolution
C
The Third Reich
D
Year Zero
Select from the options above.
6

What was wrong with up to 200,000 20p coins issued by the Royal Mint in 2009 that made them instant collector's items?

A
The silver content was only half of the specified amount
B
The milling was incorrect
C
They were twice the specified thickness
D
They had no year of issue
Select from the options above.
7

Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the punch card in 1801 as a means of automating what process?

A
Weaving in patterns
B
Addressing envelopes
C
Sorting debtors' records
D
Prison administration
Select from the options above.
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