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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 September 2011

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1

Which of these was a 19th century painting by Goya?

A
The Colossus
B
The Titan
C
The Giant
D
The Cyclops
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2

Which English village, which grew from a tiny fishing hamlet in 1864, was completely drowned due to coastal erosion by 1921?

A
Southend-on-Sea
B
Torquay
C
Hampton-on-Sea
D
Redruth
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3

Who became world Middleweight boxing champion by beating Sugar Ray Robinson in London on 10 July 1951 and lost the title to Robinson in New York on 12 September 1951?

A
"Bomber" Harris
B
Mike Tyson
C
Randy Turpin
D
Bombardier Billy Wells
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4

Which of these words relates to beekeeping?

A
Meadiocrity
B
Apiculture
C
Honicity
D
Avirarianism
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5

Who was ousted as Panama's leader after a 1989 US invasion ordered by President George H.W. Bush, was convicted of drug racketeering and related charges in 1992, and was extradited to France at the end of April 2010 on charges of laundering around US$3 million in drug proceeds by buying luxury apartments in Paris?

A
Daniel Ortega
B
Fulgencio Batista
C
Augusto Pinochet
D
Manuel Noriega
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6

Which of these is not a real element on the periodic table?

A
Chromium
B
Californium
C
Curium
D
Comparison
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7

What was the most populous city in the world in 1800?

A
New York, USA
B
London, England
C
Canton, China
D
Tokyo, Japan
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