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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 April 2012

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1

What Brazilian city exports more coffee than any other port in the world?

A
Santos
B
Sao Paulo
C
Campo Grande
D
Manaus
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2

The first European scientific observation of a transit of Venus (when Venus passes between the Sun and Earth, and can be seen as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun) was made by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree in England in what year?

A
1639
B
1751
C
1867
D
1769
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3

What does the word "Kendo", a modern Japanese martial art, mean?

A
Way of the Sword
B
Stand firm
C
In defence
D
Jumping kick
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4

At the official opening ceremony of which building, on 29 March 1871, was Prince Albert the person to declare it open?

A
St Paul's Cathedral
B
Hogwarts
C
Palace of Westminster
D
Royal Albert Hall
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5

Which Prince appears in the title of an opera by Borodin?

A
Igor
B
Boris
C
Dmitri
D
Alexei
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6

The Royal Lichtenstein Quarter-Ring Sidewalk Circus, a street theatre troupe that toured the USA between 1971 and 1993 as the self-described "world's smallest circus" was a ministry of what religious order?

A
Benedictines
B
Franciscans
C
Jesuits
D
Hare Krishnas
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7

What was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800?

A
Electric motor
B
Lightning rod
C
Battery
D
Generator
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