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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 December 2011

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1

What phrase was used to describe the separation of China from the West during the Cold War?

A
Bamboo curtain
B
Closed kimono
C
The Panda Line
D
Paper Tigers
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2

Who introduced the term "horsepower" in a scientific context?

A
Amelia Earhart
B
James Watt
C
Mahatma Gandhi
D
Vladimir Putin
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3

Which of these is the name for a place where doves are kept?

A
Lubritorium
B
Columbarium
C
Aquarium
D
Auditorium
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4

What is old Delhi's military fort, built by Shah Jahan, known as?

A
The Blue Fort
B
The Yellow Fort
C
The Black Fort
D
The Red Fort
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5

Which of these is the approximate temperature of the sun's surface in degrees Fahrenheit?

A
1,000
B
1,000,000
C
100,000
D
10,000
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6

The Individual World Championships for which sport, the first of which was in 2005 and are held every two years, include events called "Constant Weight", "Constant Weight Without Fins", "Free Immersion", "Variable Weight", "Static", "Dynamic" and "Dynamic No Fins"?

A
Synchronised swimming
B
Freediving
C
Skeleton
D
Drifting
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7

Anne Geddes, an Australian-born photographer and clothing designer, is known for her stylized depictions of what?

A
Animals dressed as people
B
Babies and motherhood
C
Trees and flowers
D
Famous entertainers
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