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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 September 2014

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1

Which branch of astronomy studies radiation with wavelengths greater than approximately one millimetre?

A
Infrared astronomy
B
Radio astronomy
C
Optical astronomy
D
Ultraviolet astronomy
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2

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway (or flat track motorcycle racing in the USA) takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of what?

A
Cobblestones
B
Granite
C
Dirt or loosely packed shale
D
Concrete
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3

The Three Gorges Dam is in which country?

A
United States Of America
B
China
C
Canada
D
Mexico
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4

Which of these is tallest?

A
Tom Cruise
B
Clint Eastwood
C
Brad Pitt
D
Danny de Vito
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5

Which of these is a series of sketches outlining the scenes of a film?

A
Running board
B
Skirting board
C
Storyboard
D
Alla board
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6

What does the Water Festival mark in Burma/Myanmar?

A
Independence Day
B
Midsummer
C
Burmese New Year
D
The full moon day of Phālguna
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7

According to a fragment of "The Achilleid", written by Statius in the first century AD, when Achilles the mythological Greek hero was born, his mother tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the river Styx. Where was he left vulnerable?

A
Elbow
B
Knee
C
Ear
D
Heel
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