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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 June 2011

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1

Which musical term denotes a slide in pitch which moves in discrete steps, such as dragging a finger over the keys of the piano?

A
Vibrato
B
Glissando
C
Appoggiatura
D
Tremolo
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2

Which composer wrote the "Water Music"?

A
McCartney
B
Handel
C
Mahler
D
Beethoven
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3

What is the name for the area where tyres are changed, petrol is provided and minor repairs are carried out during a motor race?

A
End
B
Doldrums
C
Pits
D
Toilet
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4

What was the life expectancy of someone who contracted the bubonic plague, the most commonly seen form during the Black Death that peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350, which had a mortality rate of thirty to seventy-five percent?

A
8 months
B
8 years
C
8 days
D
8 hours
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5

What was the sequel to the John Travolta film "Get Shorty"?

A
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
B
Some Like It Hot
C
The Big Chill
D
Be Cool
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6

In 1918, when did the armistice take effect at the end of World War I?

A
9am on 9 September
B
10am on 10 October
C
12 noon on 12 December
D
11am on 11 November
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7

In which US city is the National Air and Space Museum?

A
Albuquerque
B
Miami
C
New York
D
Washington
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