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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 March 2011

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1

Which Russian composer, after writing "The Firebird" for the Russian ballet, became a US citizen in 1945?

A
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
B
Igor Stravinsky
C
Modest Mussorgsky
D
Sergei Rachmaninoff
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2

Who was the oldest man to win the world heavyweight boxing title?

A
Cassius Clay
B
Floyd Patterson
C
Sonny Liston
D
George Foreman
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3

Which of these is a legendary creature, supposedly with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle?

A
Wyvern
B
Hippogryph
C
Manticore
D
Gryphon
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4

The counties of Alameda, El Dorado, Fresno, Marin, Mariposa, Nevada, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and Ventura are in what state of the USA?

A
California
B
New York
C
North Dakota
D
Michigan
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5

Which of these is an American vulture of the Andes?

A
Corvette
B
Condor
C
Caravelle
D
Carcinoma
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6

Which of these is a 1980 American film based on the story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London?

A
The Dog Woman
B
The Elephant Man
C
The Hippopotamus Child
D
The Monkey's Uncle
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7

What word describes the situation where someone has to choose between two difficulties, and to choose either would have an equally unpleasant outcome?

A
Confusion
B
Woofterism
C
Crisis
D
Dilemma
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