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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 March 2011

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1

Emilio Lavazza, who died in February 2010, ran a company which was associated with what product?

A
Chocolate
B
Motor vehicles
C
Sports equipment
D
Coffee
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2

How many adverbs are in the following sentence: "Roger told his dog not to jump on the furniture with muddy feet"?

A
None
B
1
C
3
D
2
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3

The following were influential in developing which subject in China: Liu Hui, Zu Geng, Li Chunfeng, Yang Hui, Shen Kuo, Liu Xin, Zhang Heng, Liu Hui, Zu Chongzhi and Wang Xiaotong?

A
Medicine
B
Mathematics
C
Religion
D
Architecture
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4

What large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state of California USA and stretches approximately 800 kilometres (500 miles) has the northern half called the Sacramento Valley, and the southern half the San Joaquin Valley, which meet at the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta?

A
The Great Rift Valley
B
The Central Valley
C
Silicon Valley
D
The San Andreas Valley
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5

Which of these films or television episodes does not include reference to events on 11 September 2001?

A
The End of the Whole Mess
B
The Great New Wonderful
C
Forrest Gump
D
Reign Over Me
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6

Which department store headquartered in Piccadilly, London was founded as a grocery store in 1707?

A
Marks & Spencer
B
Harrods
C
Selfridges
D
Fortnum & Mason
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7

What is the name of the water sports that originated in Australia in the early 20th century, that has become popular in New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, and the USA?

A
Underwater hockey
B
Surf lifesaving
C
Diving
D
Swimming relay races
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