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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 January 2015

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With a career that lasted from 1967 to 1971, who had 2 hit records that made #2 on the US charts and #1 and #5 on the UK charts: "Young Girl" and "Lady Willpower"?

A
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
B
Dino, Desi and Billy
C
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
D
Huey Lewis and the News
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2

Which is the film for which Pixar Animation Studios completely rewrote their animation system for the first time in 25 years, and dedicated the film to Steve Jobs?

A
Toy Story
B
Brave
C
Wall-E
D
Ratatouille
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3

Calling someone a doofus means what?

A
Refers to their habit of star-gazing
B
Praises their skill
C
Categorises them as deaf
D
Implies they are inept and foolish
Select from the options above.
4

In March 1918, the capital of Russia was moved to where?

A
St Petersburg
B
Moscow
C
Stalingrad
D
Minsk
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5

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Giraffe
B
Cat
C
Elephant
D
Porcupine
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6

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, why did the Russian Federation file an unsuccessful protest over the women's 100m hurdles, delaying the medal ceremony by a day?

A
The hurdles were not to the correct height
B
American Joanna Hayes had made rude comments to Russian Irina Shevchenko at the start
C
Canadian Perdita Felicien fell on the first hurdle and took Russian Irina Shevchenko with her
D
During the race, some of the hurdles fell over in the strong wind
Select from the options above.
7

What is the coastal region of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel known as?

A
The Gold Coast
B
The Levant
C
The Riviera
D
Devon
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