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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 August 2012

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Which of these was a Russian composer whose music was officially denounced in the USSR twice and periodically banned, yet received state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR?

A
George Gershwin
B
Arnold Schoenberg
C
Dmitri Shostakovich
D
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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2

What is the meaning of the word "dinosaur"?

A
Ugly reptile
B
Big snake
C
Terrifying lizard
D
Magnificent mammal
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3

What sport is competed in the Giro de Italia?

A
Ice skating
B
Motor racing
C
Cycling
D
Diving
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4

Which of these is a type of embroidery stitch?

A
Stocking stitch
B
Merry margaret
C
Lazy daisy
D
Dream weaver
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5

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, a US federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate US men and women who died while in the military service, was first commemorated to honour soldiers in which war?

A
American Civil War
B
American War of Independence
C
Korean War
D
World War I
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6

What country is due north of Hawaii?

A
Russia
B
USA
C
Japan
D
Canada
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7

What was the setting for the 1980 film "Fame"?

A
New York High School of Performing Arts
B
The Juilliard School, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City
C
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
D
American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Los Angeles, California
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