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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2013

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1

Before the US Open Tennis Championship was held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City, where was it held?

A
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia
B
Philadelphia Cricket Club, Grove Avenue, Philadelphia
C
Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island
D
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
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2

What is unusual about the flag of Nepal?

A
It is not quadrilateral in shape.
B
It has only one colour
C
It uses over 16 colours
D
It is the same as the flag of Japan
Select from the options above.
3

Oil from oil wells was first used for what?

A
Evaporate brine to produce salt
B
Fuelling railway engines
C
Lubricating weaving machines
D
Lighting
Select from the options above.
4

What 1973 film starring Al Pacino, John Randolph and Tony Roberts is based on the true story of New York City policeman who went undercover to expose the corruption of his fellow officers?

A
Rain Man
B
Serpico
C
The French Connection
D
The Third Man
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5

Who was known as "The Waltz King"?

A
Johann Strauss
B
Johan Sebastian Bach
C
Ludwig van Beethoven
D
George Frideric Handel
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6

The Mawlawīyah (Sufi Order) in Turkey are also known as what?

A
Gnawa Mystics
B
Men of Rumi
C
Karsilamas
D
Whirling dervishes
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7

Which of these is one of the activities with which Coretta Scott King was associated?

A
Civil Rights Movement
B
Egyptian archaeology
C
Underwater exploration
D
Aviation
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