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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 May 2015

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What is the name for the study of the advent and evolution of biological systems in the universe, with particular emphasis on the possibility of non-terrestrial life?

A
Bioastrology
B
Ufology
C
Astrobiology
D
Alientology
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2

In the musical "The King and I", who was "I"?

A
Anna
B
Maria
C
Jane
D
Eliza
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3

What town in South Australia has served a weapons-testing range since the 1950s, was the site of a detention facility for asylum seekers and refugees from 1999 to 2003, and was home to the Nurrungar satellite ground station until 1999?

A
Woomera
B
Nurrungar
C
Geelong
D
Gympie
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4

He is an alpine ski racer, who won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (in 1998), and three World Championship titles (1999, 1999 and 2005). Who is he?

A
Stig Strand
B
Ingemar Stenmark
C
Hermann Maier
D
Pirmin Zurbriggen
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5

Which American abolitionist was one of a group who seized the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry in October 1859, was wounded, captured and, in December, hanged at Charleston?

A
Capability Brown
B
John Brown
C
Davy Crockett
D
Lorna Doone
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6

The book "I know why the caged bird sings" was the first volume of the autobiography of an African-American poet, author, activist, academic, who died in May 2014 at the age of 86; who was it?

A
Paule Marshall
B
John Henrik Clarke
C
Rosa Guy
D
Maya Angelou
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7

What dish has romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper?

A
Bœuf bourguignon
B
Waldorf salad
C
Caesar salad
D
Quiche Lorraine
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