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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 July 2015

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1

Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Guglielmo, Ferrando, Despina and Don Alfonso are characters in which opera?

A
Carmen
B
Die Fledermaus
C
Così Fan Tutte
D
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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2

A male horse four years and under is called what?

A
Foal
B
Gelding
C
Colt
D
Mare
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3

The 12th century Welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth is known for his writings on what?

A
History
B
Recipes for griddle cakes
C
Paintings of dragons
D
Censorship
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4

Which of these, a short Texan pop singer of the 60s, 70s and 80s whose children died in a fire and whose wife died in a car crash, died of a heart attack on 6 December 1988?

A
Elvis Presley
B
Roy Orbison
C
Phil Everly
D
Bob Dylan
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5

The Sete Quedas Falls, said to rival the famous Iguazu Falls complex on the Iguazu River, were obliterated by what?

A
The construction of the Itaipu Dam, beginning 1970
B
The Oran earthquake (1871)
C
The Cúcuta earthquake (1875)
D
Bombing in the 1947 Paraguayan Civil War
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6

What does an anemometer measure?

A
The strength of an opposing army
B
Sea creatures tentacles
C
Petal sizes of certain perennial flowers
D
Wind velocity
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7

Since the building Taipei 101 topped 500m tall at the end of 2003, how many buildings have now, in 2015, topped 600m?

A
10
B
1
C
None
D
3
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