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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 July 2011

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1

"Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" is a quotation attributed to which speaker at a court hearing on 23 March 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia?

A
Patrick Henry
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
George Washington
D
Benjamin Franklin
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2

Which musical term denotes slurred staccato, notated by adding a slur to staccato notes, and is played almost legato, with each note 'carried' to the next?

A
Appoggiatura
B
Glissando
C
Portato
D
Tremolo
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3

What island nation in the South Pacific Ocean was, from 1906, jointly managed by France and the UK as the New Hebrides, and became a Republic in 1980?

A
Tonga
B
Vanuatu
C
Tuvalu
D
Samoa
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4

Minamata disease, a neurological syndrome with symptoms including ataxia, numbness, general weakness, narrowing of vision and damage to hearing and speech, and even insanity, paralysis, coma and death within weeks, is caused by severe poisoning by what?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Uranium
D
Aluminium
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5

In US sport, what do the initials MLB stand for?

A
Major League Baseball
B
Minor League Basketball
C
Most Liked Batter
D
Multi-level Baseball
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6

Which of these is a musical film that featured Doris Day?

A
Crisis Joan
B
Disaster Jenny
C
Calamity Jane
D
Misadventure Jack
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7

Why was the Eiffel Tower built?

A
Monument to fallen French soldiers
B
Memorial to Gustave Eiffel
C
As part of the 1889 World's Fair
D
Radio transmission tower
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