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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 March 2013

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What is the best known work by German composer Carl Orff?

A
Carmina Burana
B
Carmen McRae
C
Carmen Miranda
D
Carmen Electra
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2

Which of these numbers is not a square?

A
169
B
186
C
144
D
225
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3

Which of these is a type of fortified wine-based aromatic drink flavoured with herbs?

A
Sherry
B
Cognac
C
Tequila
D
Vermouth
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4

Which of these sports has an event called the "omnium"?

A
Shooting
B
Fencing
C
Cycling
D
Swimming
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5

How many countries surround the Gulf of Mexico?

A
4
B
2
C
3
D
1
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6

Which of these was famous as a maker of pianos?

A
Henry Steinway
B
Antonio Stradivari
C
Carl Zeiss
D
Humphrey Upright
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7

Poland was partitioned in 1795 and again in 1815. In 1918 what happened?

A
It raised a monument to Napoleon
B
It invited its old monarchy back
C
It asserted a copyright to Copernicus's discoveries
D
It regained its independence, as the Second Polish Republic
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