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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 June 2013

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1

What is another name for a barrel organ?

A
Hoi Polloi
B
Helter Skelter
C
Tommy Tucker
D
Hurdy Gurdy
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2

In 1803, part of which two Canadian provinces was bought by the USA from France with the Louisiana Purchase, and ceded to Great Britain in 1818?

A
Nova Scotia and Ontario
B
Quebec and Saskatchewan
C
Alberta and Saskatchewan
D
British Columbia and Manitoba
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3

The girth goes on which part of the horse?

A
Across the nose
B
Around the ribs
C
Under the tail
D
Around the neck
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4

Whose art exhibit "My Bed", a double bed in a dishevelled state with stained sheets, surrounded by detritus such as soiled underwear, slippers and empty drink bottles, was exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1999 as one of the shortlisted works for the Turner Prize?

A
Richard Billingham
B
Damien Hirst
C
Spartacus Chetwynd
D
Tracey Emin
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5

Which UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mosel Valley, Germany, is known for its Roman architecture incuding the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps?

A
Cochem
B
Bernkastel-Kues
C
Koblenz
D
Trier
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6

At his retirement in 2012 from One Day International games, who held the record for scoring the most centuries in international cricket, with over 100?

A
Sachin Tendulkar
B
Ricky Ponting
C
Mike Denness
D
Daniel Vettori
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7

Who is credited with writing the software for Skype?

A
Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn
B
Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström
C
Huw Price, Martin Rees, and Jaan Tallinn
D
Georgy Adelson-Velsky
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