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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 April 2013

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Which of these is an English fashion and portrait photographer, the winner of four Tony and two Academy Awards, whose costume design for the stage version of "My Fair Lady" (1956) led to his work on two film musicals, "Gigi" (1958) and "My Fair Lady" (1964)?

A
Cecil Beaton
B
David Bailey
C
George Eastman
D
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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2

Sometimes called elephant or chinese chess, what is this game known as in the Asian Games?

A
Xiangqi
B
Go
C
Weiqi
D
Checkers
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3

Which city on the mainland of the Americas is Cuba closest to?

A
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
B
Miami, USA
C
Maracaibo, Venezuela
D
Cancun, Mexico
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4

The tough fibrous membrane called the dura covers what?

A
The brain and spinal cord
B
Liver
C
Heart and lungs
D
Pancreas
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5

In 1936, whose paper "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem" proved that a machine could perform any conceivable mathematical computation if it were able to be represented as an algorithm?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Alan Turing
C
Charles Babbage
D
Ada Lovelace
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6

Before becoming US president, George W Bush was governor of which state?

A
Assam
B
Queensland
C
Texas
D
of Nerves
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7

Hussars is a word applied to what type of troops?

A
Engineers
B
Artillery
C
Infantry
D
Cavalry
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