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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 February 2015

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In early 2008, Yang Yun, an artistic gymnast who won two bronze medals at the 2000 Olympics, admitted on Chinese state-run television what fact about herself that interested the international press?

A
She had passed a drug test, though she had been taking stanozolol
B
She had been pregnant when she had competed
C
She was 14 when she had competed
D
Her father was the coach of the team from the Republic of China
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2

Which of these wine regions is in Italy?

A
Burgundy
B
Piedmont
C
Rhone Valley
D
Bordeaux
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3

A "prickly pear" is a type of what?

A
Bees
B
Cactus
C
Strawberry
D
Sea urchin
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4

The contents of "The Zimmermann Telegram" of 16 January 1917 revealed a German plan to offer Mexico what territory in return for a military alliance against the USA?

A
Florida, North Carolina and New York
B
Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
C
California, Washington and Oregon
D
Illinois, Wisconsin and Philadelphia
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5

What is found in a "parliament"?

A
Rabbits
B
Owls
C
Meerkats
D
Penguins
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6

Which of these bands had hit records with "Yellow", "Trouble" and "Viva La Vida"?

A
Coldplay
B
Childsplay
C
Coldchisel
D
Playboy
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7

Which singer/songwriter, who began releasing hit singles in 1958, has had 3 albums ("The Definitive Collection", "Waking Up Is Hard to Do" & "The Music of My Life") on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart between 2007 & 2010?

A
Lamont Dozier
B
Carole King
C
Ricky Nelson
D
Neil Sedaka
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