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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2012

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1

What chemicals are used to transmit messages to other animals of the same species?

A
Sulphates
B
Enzymes
C
Catalysts
D
Pheromones
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2

In England, what breed of dog is raced in an industry which, in 2007, attracted gates of around 3.2 million people at over 5,750 meetings across 26 stadiums?

A
Greyhounds
B
Corgis
C
Chihuahuas
D
Dachshunds
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3

What type of music is Handel's "Messiah"?

A
Etude
B
Oratorio
C
Sonata
D
Operetta
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4

Which of these lakes is the largest by area?

A
Windemere
B
Geneva
C
Victoria
D
Superior
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5

The element cobalt gets its name from the German word for what?

A
Goblin
B
Fishbowl
C
Fire
D
Dream
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6

Which country was proclaimed a People's Republic on 1 October 1949, following the defeat of forces led by Chiang Kai-shek?

A
Hawaii
B
East Germany
C
Poland
D
China
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7

The lyrics for which of these shows were not written by Stephen Sondheim?

A
Jesus Christ Superstar
B
A Little Night Music
C
West Side Story
D
Sweeney Todd
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