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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 March 2011

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1

What was the first Asian country to hold a Formula 1 Grand Prix?

A
South Korea
B
Indonesia
C
China
D
Japan
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2

The boundary of which territory, disputed by the USA and Canada, that had started between the Russian and British Empire in 1821, was resolved by arbitration in 1903?

A
Alaska
B
Siberia
C
Mexico
D
Panama
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3

Which of these is an early wind instrument, dating from the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, that takes the form of a tube, typically about 60 cm long, made of ivory or wood, with woodwind-style fingerholes?

A
Corbusier
B
Clavichord
C
Cetra
D
Cornetto
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4

Which of these is a 1952 comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds?

A
Mumbling in the Fog
B
Talking in the Snow
C
Singing in the Rain
D
Screaming in the Mist
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5

By what name was Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, who was born in Üsküb, Ottoman Empire (now Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia) in 1910, better known?

A
Madonna
B
Mother Teresa
C
Greta Garbo
D
Coco Chanel
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6

Which small island in the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb at the south end of the Red Sea was administered as part of Aden during British occupation until 1967, when it was given to the Democratic People's Republic of Yemen?

A
Mukawwa Island
B
Farasan Island
C
St. John's Island
D
Perim
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7

What is the connection between the computer programming language ADA, developed in 1980, and the daughter of poet Lord Byron?

A
The "Dreamworks" film production company
B
A Bugatti
C
Bill Gates
D
Charles Babbage's "analytical engine"
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