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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 March 2012

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Which American vocalist (described by the British newspaper "The Guardian" as "one of the greatest voices of her generation") whose repertoire included jazz, blues, folk, gospel and pop, was unknown outside Washington, D.C., until after she died of melanoma in 1996?

A
Eva Cassidy
B
Maria Muldaur
C
Brenda Lee
D
Dolly Parton
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2

Which of these is a professional boxer who became world heavyweight champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round?

A
Sonny Liston
B
Sonny Bono
C
Sunny Side
D
Sunny Brooke
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3

If someone is ostracised by the rest of their social group, where are they said to have been sent to?

A
Bangor
B
Coventry
C
Birmingham
D
Pittsburg
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4

Which Channel Island is divided by a causeway called the Coupee, and has one port, Croux?

A
Orkney
B
Jersey
C
Sark
D
Man
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5

Where was the US television series "Picket Fences" set?

A
Chicago, Illinois
B
Cincinatti, Ohio
C
Bon Temps, Louisiana
D
Rome, Wisconsin
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6

Which of these is NOT a dangerous gas that forms naturally in a coal mine?

A
White damp
B
Choke damp
C
Black damp
D
Fire damp
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7

John F Kennedy's father Joe was US ambassador to which country?

A
Belgium
B
France
C
Germany
D
Britain
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