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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 July 2012

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What term was used when 15 members of a US sports team were allowed to enter mainland China after a period of over 20 years in which Americans, except on very rare occasions, had been denied visas?

A
Footballs across the sea
B
Basketball friendship
C
Hockey wooing
D
Ping pong diplomacy
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2

What word means "a ceremonial meeting of Australian Aborigines"?

A
Parliament
B
Convocation
C
Corroboree
D
Coolabah
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3

The boundaries of four states of the USA, known as the Four Corners states, meet at one point, the only such geographic point in the USA. They are Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and which other?

A
Utah
B
Ohio
C
Michigan
D
Georgia
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4

What was the occupation of Anna Politkovskaya, who was found dead in the elevator of her apartment in central Moscow on 7 October 2006, shot twice in the chest, once in the shoulder, and once in the head at point blank range?

A
Journalist
B
Nuclear physicist
C
Politician
D
Arms dealer
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5

What are chlorine, bromine and iodine?

A
Metalloids
B
Inert gases
C
Halogens
D
Metals
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6

What fictional island off the coast of Sumatra that first appeared in the 1933 film "King Kong" is the home of King Kong and other creatures?

A
Soames Island
B
Treasure Island
C
Skull Island
D
Pitcairn Island
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7

Which of these was a nickname for professional golfer Jack Nicklaus who was competitive internationally from 1962 to 1980?

A
The Flying Dutchman
B
The Golden Bear
C
The Great White Shark
D
The Flying Finn
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