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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 April 2011

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1

The Russian city of Volgograd that was called Tsaritsyn from 1589 to 1925, changed its name in 1961 from what?

A
Stalingrad
B
Minsk
C
Vladivostok
D
Vienna
Select from the options above.
2

"The sum of the squares of the lengths of the four sides of a parallelogram equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the two diagonals" is known as what?

A
Parallelogram law
B
Euclid's theorem
C
Theorem of Pythagoras
D
Shen Kuo's Law
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3

Which of these is a New Zealand actress best known for playing Charlie Harper's neighbor Rose on "Two and a Half Men", and for her roles in films such as "The Informant!", "Away We Go", "Flags of Our Fathers", "Shattered Glass", "Ever After" and "Heavenly Creatures"?

A
Melanie Griffith
B
Lynyrd Skynyrd
C
Melanie Lynskey
D
Melanie Safka
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4

What led to Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand and Australia variously controlling the Cameroons, Togoland, Ruanda-Urundi, the Kionga Triangle, South West Africa, the Marshall Islands, the Carolines, the Marianas, the Palau Islands, Kiautschou, Western Samoa, part of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and Nauru?

A
The end of World War I
B
The end of World War II
C
Formation of the League of Nations
D
Formation of the United Nations
Select from the options above.
5

"The Unsinkable Seven" is a nickname given to the only competitors to finish what rally, in both 1963 and 1968?

A
The Mille Miglia
B
East African Safari Rally
C
The Acropolis Rally
D
Tour de Corse
Select from the options above.
6

What 1936 film sets out a future to 2036, predicting World War II from 23 December 1940, bombing raids on cities, a plague ("wandering sickness") in 1966, and a civilization based in Basra, Iraq, that renounced war and outlawed independent nation-states?

A
Metropolis
B
Things to Come
C
Modern Times
D
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
Select from the options above.
7

What sort of animal is Beatrix Potter's "Mrs Tiggywinkle"?

A
Hedehog
B
Frog
C
Mouse
D
Rabbit
Select from the options above.
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