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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 November 2015

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Which place, used by Russians in 1814 to bombard Paris, became a popular entertainment area in the 19th and 20th centuries, outside the city limits, free of Paris taxes (and where the local nuns made wine)?

A
Montmorency
B
Montmartre
C
Montparnasse
D
Issy-les-Moulineaux
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2

With what area are the Beaker people, or the Beaker Culture, most associated?

A
Eastern Mongolia
B
Northwestern and central Europe
C
Central and South America
D
Japan
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3

How many "tines" does a tuning fork usually have?

A
Four
B
Two
C
Three
D
One
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4

Wu Zetian (625–705), also known as Wu Zhao and Tian Hou, is the only woman in the history of China to do what?

A
Make discoveries in astronomy
B
Travel to Europe before 1900
C
Reign as Empress in her own right
D
Lead a peasants' revolt
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5

The American TV series "The Big Bang Theory" is an example of what genre?

A
Comedy
B
Educational science
C
Documentary
D
Motoring show
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6

Which of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments is played on grass courts?

A
Australian Open
B
French Open
C
U.S. Open
D
Wimbledon
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7

What is the common name for peristalsis?

A
Sneezing
B
Swallowing
C
Coughing
D
Hiccups
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