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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 August 2011

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1

What was "The Hindenburg Line"?

A
A system of defences in northeastern France during World War I
B
A rope to secure an airship to the ground
C
A dynasty of German kings
D
A disaster prophesied to occur when all planets were aligned on the same side of the sun
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2

George Gershwin wrote a piece of music called "Rhapsody in ..." what?

A
Blue
B
Bed
C
Paris
D
The afternoon
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3

What was the first US city to host an Olympic Games?

A
Atlanta
B
Lake Placid
C
Los Angeles
D
St Louis
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4

The "promession" technique, announced in May 2010, was proposed to be used for what?

A
Surgery
B
Burial
C
Dance
D
Fighting
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5

Which of these was a leading figure in the Spanish Inquisition?

A
Maximilien Robespierre
B
Tomás de Torquemada
C
Girolamo Savonarola
D
Cosimo de' Medici
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a bowed string musical instrument with three strings, played on the arm or under the chin that was particularly popular in the 15th and 16th centuries?

A
Rebec
B
Sackbut
C
Clarion
D
Crumhorn
Select from the options above.
7

What subregion of Oceania, comprising hundreds of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean, includes Guam, Wake Island, Nauru, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and Kiribati?

A
Micronesia
B
Polynesia
C
Australasia
D
Melanesia
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