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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 June 2011

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Who was President of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972, who had opposed professionalism in the Olympics and the politicisation of sport, and had proposed eliminating team sports from the Summer Olympics?

A
Lord Killanin
B
Avery Brundage
C
Henri de Baillet-Latour
D
Sigfrid Edström
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2

A novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first published in "All-Story Magazine" in October 1912, was "Tarzan of the ... " what?

A
Grapes
B
Apes
C
Tapes
D
Capes
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3

Winston Churchill started his first term as British Prime Minister during which event?

A
American War of Independence
B
Boer War I
C
The Indian Mutiny
D
World War II
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4

Simon Baker, the star of the TV series "The Mentalist", was born where?

A
Australia
B
Japan
C
England
D
Estonia
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5

How many black keys are there on a standard modern piano?

A
36
B
52
C
88
D
72
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6

In the 1990s, which country briefly became a tax haven and illegal money laundering centre and from 2001 to 2008, accepted aid from the Australian government in exchange for housing an illegal migrant detention centre that held and processed asylum seekers trying to enter Australia?

A
Fiji
B
Nauru
C
New Caledonia
D
Western Samoa
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7

What convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium?

A
Sasquatch
B
Tommy Tippee
C
Gömböc
D
Humboldt
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