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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 January 2011

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1

As a first step to manufacturing steel, iron is extracted from ore by removing oxygen and combining it with what element?

A
Carbon
B
Freeon
C
Teflon
D
Neon
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2

What is a musical term for "slowing down"?

A
Adagio
B
Largo
C
Rallentando
D
Presto
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3

Which sport, that involves running through an obstacle track 253.5 metres long, has major competitions held in Sonkajärvi (Finland) and in the USA in Monona and Minocqua (both in Wisconsin) and Marquette (Michigan)?

A
High jump
B
Wife carrying
C
Nordic skiing
D
Luge
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4

In August 1830, the audience were so stirred by a performance of Auber's "La Muette de Portici" at their capital's opera house, that it led to what successful fight for independence?

A
The Belgian Revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The American Revolution
D
The Russian Revolution
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5

The London market at Billingsgate, now situated close to Canary Wharf in Docklands, London, deals in what?

A
Fruit, vegetables and flowers
B
Fish
C
Meat
D
Fruit and vegetables
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6

In 1960, who became the first film star to receive $1 million for a single picture?

A
Julia Roberts
B
Elizabeth Taylor
C
Judy Garland
D
Jean Harlow
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7

"Let's Get It Started" (2003) by the Black Eyed Peas was originally recorded with what offensive word in the title, making it unsuitable for play on some radio stations and at sports games?

A
Dis-farted
B
Sex-started
C
Departed
D
Retarded
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