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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 December 2011

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1

What breed of dog was the subject of the 1992 film "Beethoven"?

A
Dalmatian
B
Chihuahua
C
Dobermann
D
St Bernard
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2

What name is given to people who try to influence the media's political viewpoint of events?

A
Watchdogs
B
Ombudsmen
C
Spin doctors
D
Whistle blowers
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3

What is the star sign of someone born on Christmas Day?

A
Orion
B
Capricorn
C
Southern Cross
D
Matariki
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4

In the USA, what does Memorial Day commemorate?

A
Americans who died in military service
B
The Declaration of Independence
C
The end of the American Civil War
D
The assassination of president John F Kennedy
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5

At 114.5 metres (376 ft) tall, the ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower is Britain's largest piece of public art. Where?

A
South Bank of the Thames, London
B
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
C
Above Edinburgh's Waverley railway station
D
Near the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
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6

Which island is famous for its carved stone statues?

A
Easter Island
B
Guam
C
Galapagos
D
Stewart
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7

Emmitt Douglas was an African-American businessman from Louisiana, who served as president of the state's NAACP from 1966 until 1981. Why was he arrested in 1970?

A
Trying to attend a Ku Klux Klan meeting
B
He had unpaid traffic fines of over $1,000
C
Disrupting a court case
D
He attempted to eat at an all-white restaurant in Baton Rouge
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