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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 September 2011

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1

Which song has the opening lines "She says its cold outside, she has no raincoat. She always worries about things like that"?

A
"Just Like a Woman" by Bob Dylan
B
"The Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits
C
"Lightning Crashes" by Live
D
"3 a.m." by Matchbox Twenty
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2

What scale is a method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects such as asteroids and comets?

A
Torino Scale
B
Richter scale
C
Beaufort scale
D
TORRO scale
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3

15 monarchs from the House of Plantagenet, including those belonging to cadet branches, ruled England from 1154 until 1485. Why were they called "Plantagenets"?

A
They were admirers of French writer Jean Genet
B
They all liked gardening
C
They were a family of schemers
D
The name is derived from the latin name of the common broom plant
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4

Which of these is an Englishman associated with soccer?

A
Bobby Charlton
B
Bobby McGhee
C
Bobby Darin
D
Bobby Nalong
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5

What is a type of jukebox featuring 16 mm film, for which films were made between 1958 [notably for songs by the Kessler Sisters ("Quando Quando"), The Tornados ("Telstar"), Neil Sedaka ("Calendar Girl"), Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade of Pale"), Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By") and Nancy Sinatra ("These Boots Are Made for Walkin'")] until 1978?

A
Path├ęplay
B
Nickelodeon
C
Scopitone
D
Tunesmith
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6

How many countries border Brazil?

A
10
B
12
C
11
D
6
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7

Cassius Chaerea led the assassination of which Roman emperor during the Palatine games in January 41AD?

A
Tiberius
B
Julius Caesar
C
Caligula
D
Claudius
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