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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2012

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1

Which of these is an English country dance?

A
Sir Roger de Coverley
B
Sir Lancelot
C
Duke of Edinburgh
D
Dame Judi Dench
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2

Who performed in the first concert link into space, which was sent from Anaheim California to the space shuttle Discovery in 2005?

A
David Bowie
B
Elton John
C
Paul McCartney
D
Mick Jagger
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3

When was the first World Cup cricket contest held?

A
1983
B
1979
C
1975
D
1971
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4

These are the last lines of which musical: "Eliza? Where the devil are my slippers"?

A
West Side Story
B
The Sound of Music
C
My Fair Lady
D
The Music Man
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5

Why is the US city of Pittsburg so named?

A
It is named after Baron Pitt of Hampstead, a British civil rights campaigner & politician
B
It is in the centre of a number of coal mines
C
It is named after Midshipman Robert Pit, who was the first to sight the land
D
It is named after William Pitt, Prime Minister of Great Britain
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6

What temperature scale is referenced to absolute zero (i.e. where there is the theoretical absence of all thermal energy)?

A
Fahrenheit
B
Celsius
C
Kelvin
D
Rankine
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7

Which of these deserts is in Africa?

A
Negev
B
Gobi
C
Gibson
D
Kalahari
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