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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 January 2012

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1

Who wrote and performed the song "Rehab" that won the 2007 Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song, and Grammy Awards in 2008 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance?

A
Ivy Doghouse
B
Amy Winehouse
C
Ira Porterhouse
D
Ian Waterhouse
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2

Which fictional character uses a sonic screwdriver?

A
Mr Spock
B
Dr Who
C
Angus MacGyver
D
Steve Austin
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3

Which of these are used in the Olympic sport of fencing?

A
Staples and battens
B
Sabres and foils
C
Pins and needles
D
Knives and forks
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4

In 1970, where did the authorities attempt to dispose of the rotting carcass of a beached sperm whale with explosives, which threw guts and chunks of whale flesh over 800 ft (up to 250 m) away?

A
Santa Barbara, California
B
Miami Beach, Florida
C
Near Florence, Oregon
D
Gulf of Mexico, near New Orleans
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5

The Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the world, was built where?

A
Machu Picchu
B
Zimbabwe
C
Switzerland
D
Rhodes
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6

Built in 1607, Pont Neuf spans what river?

A
Seine
B
Rhine
C
Rhone
D
Danube
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7

What is the substance that causes irritation from a sting by a nettle or an ant?

A
Folic acid
B
Citric acid
C
Hydrochloric acid
D
Formic acid
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