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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 January 2011

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1

What system of musical notation, originating in the 16th century, shows the fingering of notes on a fretted fingerboard?

A
Hieroglyphics
B
Fretwork
C
Cuneiform
D
Tablature
Select from the options above.
2

A novel by General Lew Wallace published in 1880 was made into which films in 1926 (a silent movie) and 1959 (produced by William Wyler)?

A
The Ten Commandments
B
Ben Hur
C
Barabbas
D
Exodus
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3

Why was Yugoslav Anton Josipovic awarded a gold medal by default for the final of the Light Heavyweight boxing contest at the 1984 Olympic Games?

A
The medal ceremony was scheduled before all rounds were completed
B
He was the only competitor in the class
C
The other semi-final ended in a draw
D
Neither of the two contenders in the other semi-final was eligible to fight him
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4

When did Hawaii become a state of the USA?

A
1893
B
1959
C
1898
D
1778
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5

Which of these is a stadium in Washington DC?

A
Robert F Kennedy Stadium
B
John F Kennedy Stadium
C
Beaver Stadium
D
Neyland Stadium
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6

What system specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular directed lines?

A
Raster graphics
B
A Cartesian coordinate system
C
Posterisation
D
Solarisation
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7

Who played Rhett Butler in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind"?

A
Clark Gable
B
Laurence Olivier
C
Peter Fonda
D
Robert Redford
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