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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 January 2012

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1

What word's original meaning was "the hearing of a person's confession and their absolution before their execution"?

A
Shaft
B
Shift
C
Shrift
D
Skiff
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2

The song "Love is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet featured on the soundtrack for which 1994 film?

A
The Shawshank Redemption
B
Pulp Fiction
C
Four Weddings and a Funeral
D
Forrest Gump
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3

Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Limousin and Lorraine are all regions of which country?

A
France
B
Germany
C
Spain
D
Canada
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4

Andy Green, driving Thrust SSC, did what in 1997?

A
Won the Indianapolis 500 race
B
Jumped Niagara Falls
C
Drove across the USA in less than 5 days
D
Broke the land speed record
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5

Where are the pleurae, bronchi and alveoli?

A
Lungs
B
On the Moon
C
Brain
D
Dogs' paws
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6

Who directed the 1993 film "Schindler's List", which was based on the novel "Schindler's Ark" by Thomas Keneally?

A
Dan Rather
B
Steven Spielberg
C
Ron Howard
D
Clint Eastwood
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7

Why is the ship the "Mayflower" famous?

A
It won the America's Cup 5 consecutive times from 1830
B
It was one of the 3 ships used by Christopher Columbus to reach North America in 1492
C
It helped to sink the German battleship "The Bismarck" in 1941
D
It carried settlers to North America in 1620
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