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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 March 2012

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1

An ostrich is said to bury what in the sand in time of danger?

A
Its chickens
B
Its head
C
A spare $10 note
D
Its feet
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2

In the 19th century, the term "penny dreadful" applied to what item?

A
Book
B
Stamp
C
Sock
D
Use of a public toilet
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3

Which American bluegrass-country singer and fiddler has won 26 Grammy Awards, making her the most awarded female artist (and the third most awarded artist overall) in Grammy history since she recorded for the first time at the age of 14?

A
Vanessa Mae
B
Sharon Corr
C
Eva Cassidy
D
Alison Krauss
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4

The 2008 British film "Slumdog Millionaire" directed by Danny Boyle is an adaptation of what 2005 novel?

A
"The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy
B
"Q & A" by Vikas Swarup
C
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
D
"Baumgartner's Bombay" by Anita Desai
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5

Which of these Canadian provinces is the largest by population?

A
Ontario
B
British Columbia
C
Saskatchewan
D
New Brunswick
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6

On 3 May 2010 United and which other airline announced a stock-swap to combine them into the world's largest airline?

A
Air France
B
British Airways
C
Ryanair
D
Continental
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7

In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in what city?

A
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B
Sochi, Russia
C
London, United Kingdom
D
Vancouver, Canada
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