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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 March 2011

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1

Which of these sayings is attributed to US president Teddy Roosevelt?

A
Turn on, tune in, drop out
B
I never met a man I didn't like
C
Speak softly and carry a big stick
D
Bop bop shoo wop shoo wop shoo wop wop
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2

The Royal Observatory, from which standard time was recorded, was established in Greenwich in 1676. Where is it now?

A
Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England
B
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England
C
Dartmoor, Devon, England
D
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
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3

The Golden Boot Awards, awarded annually since 1983, honour people involved in what?

A
Playing soccer
B
Drawing up employment contracts
C
Fashion design
D
Making Westerns for TV and films
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4

What is the stage name of the Scottish singer-songwriter, actress and model born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie who is most famous for her hits "To Sir, With Love" and "Shout"?

A
Lulu
B
Fifi
C
Gaga
D
Choo-choo
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5

Which musical term denotes a vocal slide between two pitches?

A
Tremolo
B
Vibrato
C
Appoggiatura
D
Portamento
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6

Which tennis player held the top ranking for 160 consecutive weeks from July 1974, to August 1977, and an additional eight times during his career (a total of 268 weeks), winning 8 Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles (with Ilie Năstase)?

A
Jimmy Connors
B
Andre Agassi
C
Rafael Nadal
D
Roger Federer
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7

What geographic and historical term denotes the westernmost protrusion of Asia, bounded by Georgia, Armenia, the Mesopotamian plain, the Euphrates and Orontes Rivers, and the Black, Mediterranean and Aegean Seas?

A
Sylvia
B
Anatolia
C
Andalusia
D
Elysia
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