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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 August 2012

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1

Although the first permanent color photo was taken in 1861 by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, the first 35mm color film, "Kodachrome", did not reach the market until when?

A
1910
B
1942
C
1936
D
1921
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2

In cricket, what term is used to describe the situation when a batsman is "out" for no runs on the second ball they face?

A
Royal duck
B
Golden duck
C
Silver duck
D
Diamond duck
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3

What is the offficial language of Australia?

A
English
B
French
C
Spanish
D
Portuguese
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4

Which of these is word for a writer's assistant?

A
Amencorner
B
Amanuensis
C
Amenhotep
D
Aminoacid
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5

"Ïf you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself then make a change" is a line from what song?

A
Revolution
B
Blowin'in the Wind
C
Street Fighting Man
D
Man In The Mirror
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6

From 1885 to 1908, a corporate state of 2,344,000 km² (905,000 square miles), privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians, became infamous for mistreatment of the local peoples and exploitation of natural resources. What was this area known as?

A
Portugal
B
Australia
C
Mexico
D
Congo Free State
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7

Who caused the crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, near Cayucos, California, USA on 7 December 1987, by shooting the pilots and killing all 43 people on board?

A
David Bowie
B
David Hare
C
David Burke
D
David Jones
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