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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 December 2013

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1

What is the name of the killer rat that features in the 1973 film "Willard"?

A
Pip
B
Rod
C
Jim
D
Ben
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2

What is the name commonly used for a location system for radio transmission?

A
Sigint
B
Radar
C
Asdic
D
Huff-duff
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3

Why was the 1974 revolution in Portugal called the Carnation Revolution?

A
No shots were fired and at the end people filled the rifle muzzles with carnations
B
The revolutionaries all wore a carnation in their buttonhole
C
It was particularly bloody
D
It was sparked by a carnation grower
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4

What nationality is Richard O'Brien, the writer of the stage musical "The Rocky Horror Show"?

A
New Zealander
B
Chinese
C
North Korean
D
Swiss
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5

What is millstone grit?

A
Grinding stones found in a bird's crop
B
Sedimentary rock
C
Debris from corn mills
D
Illness, mainly of parrots
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6

What was unusual about the speech by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, when he said "Well done Atlanta" and called the games "most exceptional"?

A
The Games were not held at Atlanta
B
He gave the speech by satellite link
C
He had previously always said that each had been "The best Olympics ever"
D
He delivered the speech in French
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7

In which state of Australia would you find the Snowy Mountains?

A
New South Wales
B
South Australia
C
Western Australia
D
Northern Territory
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