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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 August 2012

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1

In 1986, what name was given to a scandal in the US administration that arose from the use of proceeds from covert arms sales to Iran via Israel to fund rebels in Nicaragua?

A
The Whitewater controversy
B
Watergate
C
Troopergate
D
Iran–Contra affair
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2

Since 1980, what has been the official country residence of the British Foreign Secretary?

A
Clarence House
B
Checkers
C
Chevening
D
Charming House
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3

How many orbits of the earth did John Glenn make in Mercury-Atlas 6 in 1962?

A
1
B
3
C
17.5
D
8
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4

Which of these musical terms means faster than adagio?

A
Rallentando
B
Largo
C
Soprano
D
Presto
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5

Who was the Roman god of the underworld?

A
Mickey
B
Pluto
C
Clarabelle
D
Goofy
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6

The Fan, Westhead, Becher's Brook, Foinavon's, Canal Turn, Valentine's Brook, the Booth, the Anchor Bridge and the Chair are features of a venue for what sport?

A
Golf
B
Formula One Motor racing
C
Indycar Auto racing
D
Horse racing
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7

Which of these was not a film of a Shakespearean play directed by Laurence Olivier and featuring himself, made in the 1940s and 1950s?

A
Henry V
B
Hamlet
C
Richard III
D
Macbeth
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