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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 September 2012

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1

What is the title of a detective crime novel by Robert B. Parker, written as an authorised sequel to "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler?

A
Perchance to Dream
B
Shuffled off this Mortal Coil
C
Nobler in the Mind
D
Outrageous Fortune
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2

Which suit is the most powerful, i.e. apart from no trumps, in Contract Bridge?

A
Spuds
B
Spode
C
Spades
D
Shovels
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3

Edward the Confessor became King of England in which century?

A
9th
B
11th
C
12th
D
10th
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4

What is the name of the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China, one of the few petaFLOP-level supercomputers in the world, that in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, performing at peak computing rate of 2.507 petaflops?

A
Tiananmen-11
B
Yang Tse-1A
C
Mao 6
D
Tianhe-1A
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5

Which of these countries is the first to start each new day?

A
New Zealand
B
Kiribati
C
Hawaii
D
United Kingdom
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6

What is the official residence of the Vice President of the USA?

A
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
B
The White House
C
Number One Observatory Circle
D
The Capitol
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7

What was the first name of the first First Lady of the USA?

A
Marina
B
Martha
C
Emma
D
Georgina
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