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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 July 2012

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1

What meteorological phenomenon is named after the Arabic word for "season"?

A
Typhoon
B
Monsoon
C
Mistral
D
Precipitation
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2

What expression that comes from angling means "everything"?

A
Bell, book and candle
B
Lock, stock and barrel
C
Hook, line and sinker
D
Blood, sweat and tears
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3

What is the middle name of Sir Austin Powers, KBE, a fictional character who first appeared in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997) and is portrayed by Mike Myers?

A
Morris
B
Mouse
C
Danger
D
Slipshod
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4

Which Australian, a winner of Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild and Australian Film Institute awards, became, in 2009, one of 17 people to have won an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award?

A
Tom Cruise
B
Olivia Newton-John
C
Mel Gibson
D
Geoffrey Rush
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5

The London embassy of which country was seized in 1980 by gunmen demanding the release of political prisoners?

A
Portugal
B
Pakistan
C
Israel
D
Iran
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6

Ricky Ponting represented Australia in what sport?

A
Yachting
B
Rugby union
C
Cricket
D
Swimming
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7

What creature is on the flag of Bhutan?

A
Elephant
B
Eagle
C
Dragon
D
Lion
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