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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 December 2012

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1

Who of these was a US senator for the state of New York from 2000 to 2008?

A
Dan Moynihan
B
Hilary Clinton
C
Rudy Giuliani
D
John McCain
Select from the options above.
2

The Oregon Treaty of 1846, which divided "the Oregon Country" along the 49th parallel, gave the USA land which later became parts of Montana and Wyoming, and the states of Washington, Oregon and which other?

A
Iowa
B
Maine
C
Idaho
D
Nebraska
Select from the options above.
3

Which singer had a "wardrobe malfunction" at the half time show at the 2004 Super Bowl?

A
Britney Spears
B
Christina Aguilera
C
Janet Jackson
D
Jennifer Warnes
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these was encouraged by Gauguin to take up tapestry design but abandoned it after he began making small terracotta sculptures in 1895 and became a sculptor and painter. His important works include a monument to C├ęzanne (1912 ), and 3 of his bronzes grace the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

A
Alberto Giacometti
B
Henry Moore
C
Aristide Maillol
D
Auguste Rodin
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is a vinyl record that is smaller than an LP?

A
DDT
B
DP
C
EP
D
NTSB
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these functions is centred in The Hague?

A
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
B
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
C
The International Court of Justice
D
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Select from the options above.
7

Tianhe-1A, the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China which in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, uses what operating system?

A
Linux
B
Windows XP
C
Unix
D
Mac OS X
Select from the options above.
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