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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 March 2011

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1

Where is it a traditional 'sport' to stand on a beach and throw a rope with a weight at the end to catch birds when they return from foraging at sea?

A
Bosnia
B
Nauru
C
Switzerland
D
Nyasaland
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2

The documentary film "This Is It" centred around the backstage preparations for a tour by which pop star?

A
Paul McCartney
B
Ozzy Osbourne
C
Michael Jackson
D
David Bowie
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3

These are the first lines from what song: "I was a humdrum person, leading a life apart, when love flew in through my window wide, and quickened my humdrum heart"?

A
What Is This Thing Called Love
B
Help!
C
Look Through Any Window
D
Someone to Watch Over Me
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4

What style of music was made popular in the early 1970s largely due to the fame of Bob Marley, who incorporated nyabinghi and Rastafarian chanting into his music, lyrics and album covers?

A
Blue beat
B
Reggae
C
Hip hop
D
Scat
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5

How did Vesna Vulovic make history in 1972?

A
She was electrocuted on stage at a concert at the Isle of Wight
B
She survived a fall of over 10,000 metres from an aeroplane
C
She was the first woman to win a pie-eating contest in the USSR
D
She gave birth to 10 children: dectuplets
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6

Which of these has the time zone that is the furthest ahead of London?

A
Egypt
B
Hawaii
C
India
D
New Zealand
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7

Roughly how many days does it take the moon to orbit the earth?

A
27
B
365
C
14
D
45
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