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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 January 2013

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What term is used almost exclusively to describe a self-contained piece for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment, commonly in opera, although they also form movements of oratorios and cantatas?

A
Cadenza
B
Aria
C
Canto
D
Karaoke
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2

What is the common name of the chemical NH3, which is found in cleaning products?

A
Chlorine
B
Ammonia
C
Napthalene
D
Turpentine
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3

What award is the equivalent of the Oscars for British industries involved in film, television, video games and forms of animation?

A
Emmys
B
BAFTAs
C
Tonys
D
Grammys
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4

Key Largo, Key West, Plantation Key and Big Pine Key are islands of the coast of are part of which US state?

A
Alaska
B
Texas
C
North Dakota
D
Florida
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5

Which British actor made his film debut in Peter Ustinov's film adaptation of "Billy Budd" (1962) and went on to make a number of films, including "The Collector" (1965), "Far From The Madding Crowd" (1967), "Poor Cow" (1967), "Wall Street" (1987), "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994), "Bowfinger" (1999), "My Boss's Daughter" (2003) and "Elektra" (2005)?

A
Albert Finney
B
Alan Bates
C
Peter O'Toole
D
Terence Stamp
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6

Which bank, which had opened in 1762 (and was the oldest merchant bank in London) collapsed in 1995 after one of the bank's employees lost £827 million ($1.3 billion) speculating primarily on futures contracts?

A
Lloyds Bank
B
Abbey National
C
Barings Bank
D
Midland Bank
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7

What do the following refer to - Bernard Stamm (Bobst Group Armor Lux, Switzerland 2002), Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat, Switzerland 2006-7), Brad van Liew (Le Pingouin, USA 2010-11)?

A
Designers for craft in the America's Cup
B
Teams competing for the round the world yacht race, the Jules Verne Trophy
C
Sponsored participants in the Oceans Classic yacht race, Route du Rhum
D
Winners in the round the world yacht race currently called Velux 5 Oceans Race
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