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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 April 2011

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1

Which thoroughfare was closed and blanketed with flowers, trees and grass for 3 days in May 2010?

A
The Champs Elysees, Paris
B
Pall Mall, London
C
Broadway, New York
D
Saint Mark's Square, Venice
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2

What comic strip is about the family of Dagwood Bumstead (who works at J.C. Dithers & Company), his wife, their 2 children (Alexander, originally referred to as "Baby Dumpling", and daughter Cookie) and Daisy, the dog?

A
Dennis the Menace
B
Bringing Up Father
C
Blondie
D
Garfield
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3

Who was the Queen of the Iceni who led a rebellion against the Romans around 63 AD after they tried to take over her kingdom after her husband had willed his possessions to be shared equally between his daughters and Emperor Nero?

A
Cleopatra
B
Boadicea
C
Golda Meir
D
Calpurnia
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4

What are the words called in crosswords that appear under the headings "Across" and "Down"?

A
Hints
B
Clues
C
Red Herrings
D
Facts
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5

Which of these was known as "Mellow Johnny"?

A
Jacques Anquetil
B
John Lennon
C
Jean Valjean
D
Lance Armstrong
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6

The following people died from what cause: singers Karen Carpenter (1983) & Lena Zavaroni (1999), dancer Heidi Guenther (1997), artistic gymnast Christy Henrich (1994) and models Ana Carolina Reston (2006), Luisel Ramos (2006) & Eliana Ramos (2007)?

A
Anorexia nervosa
B
Cyanide poisoning
C
Gunshot wounds
D
Drowning
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7

Which landlocked country in Southeast Asia is bordered by Burma, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand?

A
Malaysia
B
Singapore
C
Laos
D
Taiwan
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