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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 October 2012

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1

What musical term means "an immediate reduction in pace"?

A
Rallentando
B
Presto
C
Ritenuto
D
Rubato
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2

In 1954, in a television adaptation of a book by Ian Fleming, Barry Nelson was the first person to appear on a screen as which fictional character?

A
James Bond
B
Caractacus Potts
C
Batman
D
Hercule Poirot
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3

In 1469, the crowns of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon were united by the marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand. This was an important event in the history of which country?

A
India
B
Spain
C
China
D
Japan
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4

How did Ronnie Lee Gardner make the news at 6.20 p.m. on 18 June 2010 in Utah?

A
He was executed by firing squad
B
He fell 30,000 ft without a parachute and lived
C
Won $8 million in the state lottery
D
Led a riot at an Oasis concert
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5

The asteroid belt is a series of rocks that orbit the sun between Mars and which other planet?

A
Venus
B
Earth
C
Jupiter
D
Saturn
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6

Who was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox who is famous for his 49-game hitting streak in 1915, while playing in the Pacific Coast League, a league record until it was broken by Joe DiMaggio?

A
Jack Ness
B
Willie Keeler
C
Chick Gandil
D
Jack Fournier
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7

What is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city?

A
Ankara
B
Istanbul
C
Constantinople
D
Gallipoli
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