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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 May 2012

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The extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe, was known as what?

A
The Satin Road
B
The Wool Road
C
The Silk Road
D
The Cotton Road
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2

Why was wrestler Ara Abrahamian of Sweden disqualified by the IOC and stripped of his rejected bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics?

A
He was over the weight limit for his event
B
Disrupting the award ceremony
C
He refused to attend the medal award ceremony
D
Assaulting a woman athlete during the closing ceremony
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3

In the 1979 film "Alien" which of these actors plays a charcter that has an alien burst out of his body?

A
Ewan McGregor
B
John Hurt
C
Clive Owen
D
Anthony Hopkins
Select from the options above.
4

"Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu" were #1 hit singles for which group?

A
Pussycat Dolls
B
Bananarama
C
Atomic Kitten
D
Sugababes
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5

Where is Le Touquet?

A
In the Mediterranean Sea
B
On the Bay of Biscay
C
Facing the English Channel
D
Near Paris
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6

What is the Spanish name for Saint James, son of Zebedee, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus?

A
Quixote
B
Santiago
C
Joachim
D
Caballero
Select from the options above.
7

What is one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals, first published on 4 November 1869, one of the few that publish original research articles across a wide range of scientific fields?

A
Science
B
Nature
C
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
D
The Scientific American
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