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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 May 2011

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Zhou Yang, gold medal winner at the Winter Olympics 2010, made the news again later by being chided by China's deputy sports minister Yu Zaiqing for thanking her parents, but not her country, for her win. She had won gold in what sport?

A
10 km freestyle cross-country skiing
B
Short track speed skating
C
Luge – Women's singles
D
Single skating
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2

About how often does our solar system orbit around the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way?

A
5 million years
B
1 year
C
2 million years
D
250 million years
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3

According to the Bible story, what happened to Daniel when he was cast into the lion's den?

A
His face was disfigured
B
All his limbs were torn off
C
He was unharmed
D
His stomach was ripped out
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4

Which mountain range would you come across first if you went due East from San Jose, California?

A
Andes
B
Caucasus
C
Atlas
D
Rockies
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5

What was the first French settlement in North America?

A
Vancouver
B
Quebec
C
Montreal
D
Port Royal
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6

In the film "Basic Instinct" (1992) Detective Nick Curran and Catherine Tramell were played by which actors?

A
Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone
B
Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
C
Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
D
Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet
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7

Which music magazine edited by Geoff Barton, first published in 1981 as a one-off supplement to "Sounds" newspaper, was devoted to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the rise of other hard rock acts such as AC/DC, who appeared on its first cover?

A
Classic Rock
B
Shout!
C
Mojo
D
Kerrang!
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