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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 February 2011

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1

Crossword clues are divided into which of these two categories?

A
Up and Under
B
North and West
C
Across and Down
D
Yes and No
Select from the options above.
2

Irish milliner Philip Treacy made the wide-brimmed cream-coloured hat worn by whom at her wedding on 9 April 2005?

A
Jennifer Aniston
B
Madonna
C
Shania Twain
D
Camilla Parker Bowles
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3

In the USA, what was significant about The Long Island Motor Parkway built by William Kissam Vanderbilt II which opened on 10 October 1908?

A
The first parking building
B
One of the first toll roads
C
The first "gated community"
D
The first road to have electric lighting
Select from the options above.
4

On 19 June 1975, an inquest jury named whom as the murderer of Sandra Rivett, the last time that an inquest was allowed to name the person they suspected of committing such a crime?

A
Duke Ellington
B
Lord Lucan
C
Count Basie
D
Prince Michael
Select from the options above.
5

Cathay is now a poetic name for which country?

A
China
B
Japan
C
Korea
D
Iraq
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6

What device, a tool for studying astronomical phenomena, uses the fact that when a material is heated to incandescence it emits light that is characteristic of the atomic makeup of the material?

A
RF probe
B
Prism
C
Galvanometer
D
Spectroscope
Select from the options above.
7

The land of Azeroth features in which video game?

A
Warcraft
B
Myst
C
Heroes of Might and Magic
D
Commander Keen
Select from the options above.
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