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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 June 2012

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1

Which of these words is sometimes applied to the conductor of an orchestra?

A
Maestro
B
Bistro
C
Pistachio
D
Piccolo
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2

Which of these is the largest natural satellite in the solar system?

A
Lysistrata
B
Corstorphine
C
Caligula
D
Ganymede
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3

What is the next in the series: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Gambia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius

A
Swaziland
B
Zimbabwe
C
Tanzania
D
Ghana
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4

In 1859, Colonel Edwin L Drake created the first what in the USA, in Pennsylvania?

A
Parking meter
B
Traffic light
C
Productive oil well
D
Photographic film processing system
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5

In golf, the Ryder Cup and the biennial Presidents Cup for teams representing the USA and International (non-European) players are unusual in that they use what scoring system?

A
Match play
B
Stroke play
C
Extended play
D
Variegated play
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6

Besides Meredith Vieira, who has been the host of the US version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" since it began airing in 1999?

A
Bob Saget
B
David Letterman
C
Oprah Winfrey
D
Regis Philbin
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7

Which of these is a small chain of islands that connects Sri Lanka to southern India?

A
Rama's Bridge
B
The Giant's Causeway
C
Devil's Bridge
D
Offa's Dyke
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