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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 August 2011

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1

Which of these novelists was born in South Africa?

A
Keri Hulme
B
Michael Ondaatje
C
Bryce Courtenay
D
Peter Carey
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2

What is the name for a period that occurs about every 11 years when the sun's magnetic field lines are the most distorted?

A
Solar years
B
Sun spots
C
Jeroboams
D
Solar maximum
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3

Which musical term denotes a repetitive oscillation about a single pitch that occurs in rapid cycles?

A
Glissando
B
Portato
C
Vibrato
D
Portamento
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4

Which of these is one of the 7 letters used by the Romans to signify numbers?

A
A
B
Z
C
K
D
M
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5

Which of these places is the furthest from the sea?

A
Portland, Oregon, USA
B
Los Angeles, California, USA
C
Seattle, Washington, USA
D
San Diego, California, USA
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6

What is the stage name of Victoria Hesketh, an English electropop musician who sings and plays the keyboard, piano, stylophone and the Tenori-on?

A
Small Mittens
B
Large Sandals
C
Little Boots
D
Big Gloves
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7

Women's judo and what other sport debuted in the Olympic Games programme in 1992?

A
Volleyball
B
Slalom canoeing
C
Lacrosse
D
Badminton
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