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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 March 2013

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In 1985 Stevie Wonder won an Oscar for the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; shortly afterwards it was banned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. What was the reason?

A
Broadcasts were suspected of including code messages for the ANC
B
He dedicated the Oscar to Nelson Mandela
C
The acrostic of one of the verses was deemed to be offensive in South Africa
D
He suspected by the South African government of supporting the guerilla cause
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2

In Greek mythology, who was tied to a fiery wheel for eternity as a punishment?

A
Tantalus
B
Sisyphus
C
Tityus
D
Ixion
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3

Where would you hear the word "chukka" used?

A
In a chicken coop
B
At the door of a night club
C
To describe someone who has had too much to drink
D
At a polo match
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4

What river, that passes through Turin, is the longest river in Italy?

A
Rubicon
B
Tiber
C
Arno
D
Po
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5

Which of these is a type of representation that has pictures representing syllables and words?

A
Lexicon
B
Rhombus
C
Rebus
D
Graphite
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6

Fingerprints come in three basic patterns. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Arches
B
Loops
C
Whorls
D
Turns
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7

Who is thought to have first invented gunpowder?

A
Chinese alchemists
B
Swedish engineers
C
Sri Lankan inventors
D
Saudi Arabian military
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