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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 July 2014

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In 1982 the first commercially marketed CD was launched by Phil Ramone of A & R Recording . He was also involved in a number of other activities. Which of these was not one of them?

A
He was a sound engineer and music producer for George Michael
B
He introduced optical surround sound for films
C
He was a member of "The Ramones"
D
He was a trained classical violinist
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2

Which of these is not a monarchy?

A
Netherlands
B
Belgium
C
Norway
D
France
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3

Which of these tennis players is Serbian?

A
Jelena Janković
B
Sabine Lisicki
C
Marion Bartoli
D
Elena Vesnina
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4

Scribes from Roman times to the Middle Ages and later used a technique to maximise the use of precious wrting material. Which of these describes one result?

A
Parching
B
Palimpsest
C
Papyrograph
D
Palingenesis
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5

What is prussic acid, found in bitter almonds and laurel leaves, also known as?

A
Niacic acid
B
Acetic acid
C
Hydrocyanic acid
D
Nitrous acid
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6

Under what name are the participants in the UK TV series "QI" currently known?

A
WordBirds
B
Aunt Sallies
C
Whack-a-moles
D
Bantermeisters
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7

Who was the US president at the time of the Wall Street Crash?

A
Bill Clinton
B
Richard Nixon
C
Herbert Hoover
D
Teddy Roosevelt
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