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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 July 2014

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1

The city of Las Vegas is in which US state?

A
Texas
B
California
C
Nevada
D
New Mexico
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2

In the 1950s, what was Jersey Joe Walcott known for?

A
Boxing
B
Sculpture
C
Motor racing
D
Cooking
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3

In a 2009 film James McAvoy plays the role of private secretary to whom, played by Christopher Plummer?

A
Leo Tolstoy
B
Winston Churchill
C
Franklin D Roosevelt
D
Pieter Willem Botha
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4

What name is given to the individual leaves of grass, gladioli and irises?

A
Epées
B
Sabres
C
Blades
D
Cutlasses
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5

What is most usually cited as the baroque pitch for the note A?

A
A-415
B
A-440
C
A-403
D
A-444
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6

The US Navy funded most of the early technology development in the 1960s into what was then named a "CURV". What do the initials stand for?

A
Circular Universal Radio Valve
B
Cable-controlled Undersea Recovery Vehicle
C
Climatic Underwater Reef Ventilation
D
Co-ordinated Urban Renewal Vectors
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7

What was the name of Amy Johnson's plane in which she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930?

A
Hercules
B
Pegasus
C
Achilles
D
Jason
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