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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2011

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In 1867, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, codified which sport (shortening the game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team), with the first game played under these rules at Upper Canada College between Upper Canada College and the Toronto Cricket Club?

A
Badminton
B
Volleyball
C
Lacrosse
D
Baseball
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2

What is the tallest known volcano and mountain in the Solar System?

A
Silpium Mons, on Jupiter's moon Io
B
Ciuacoatl Mons, on Venus
C
Maxwell Montes, on Venus
D
Olympus Mons, on Mars
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3

Which of these is a park in Sydney, Australia?

A
Green Park
B
Hyde Park
C
St. James's Park
D
Kensington Gardens
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4

In the 19th century, who joined with Joseph and Thomas Huntley to become famous for making biscuits?

A
George Washington
B
George Harrison
C
George Burns
D
George Palmer
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5

Complete the title of this James Bond film: "Quantum of ... "

A
Martini
B
Solace
C
Gamma Rays
D
Theories
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6

What is the term used in music to designate a passage which brings a piece (or one movement thereof) to a conclusion?

A
Epilogue
B
Harmony
C
Cadenza
D
Coda
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7

What country was forced to withdraw from the British Commonwealth in 1961 and was reinstated in 1994?

A
Northern Rhodesia
B
Fiji
C
Ghana
D
South Africa
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