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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 August 2013

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In 1906, Lee de Forest developed a "triode" to amplify and convert alternating current to direct current, which played a major role in the development of which invention?

A
Refrigerator
B
Radio
C
The manufacture of horses' bridles
D
The thatching of roofs
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2

Roughly where in the USA is the area called Tornado Alley?

A
East-West in Alaska
B
North-South: Washington to California
C
North-South: Dakota through Kansas and Oklahoma to Texas
D
East-West: California to Florida
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3

"A little dab'll do ya, Use more, only if you dare, But watch out, The gals will all pursue ya,-- They'll love to put their fingers through your hair" was a jingle for what product that was first marketed in the 1920s?

A
Brylcreem
B
Panteen
C
Heinz
D
McDonalds
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4

Billy Bowden is an official in what sport?

A
Soccer
B
Cricket
C
American football
D
Basketball
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5

Which singer invested in the Ampex company in 1947 (which developed North America's first commercial reel-to-reel tape recorder), was the first to pre-record his radio shows and to master his commercial recordings on magnetic tape?

A
Bing Crosby
B
Dean Martin
C
Frank Sinatra
D
Frankie Vaughan
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6

Which of these is the earliest opera or stage musical composition

A
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
B
Venus and Adonis by John Blow
C
Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald von Gluck
D
Semele by John Eccles
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7

In 1858 Rowland Macy established a new store named "R. H. Macy & Company", where it stayed on the same site for nearly forty years, in which city?

A
Paris
B
London
C
San Francisco
D
New York
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