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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 January 2016

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1

Which of these countries has a coastline on the Indian Ocean?

A
Madagascar
B
New Zealand
C
Canada
D
Spain
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2

He was a composer whose music lay behind the poignant appeal of many films, notably Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Field of Dreams, Apollo 13, Braveheart, and Avatar; when he died in 2015 what was the cause?

A
He was caught in the crossfire of a police shootout
B
Lung cancer
C
A motorbike accident
D
The plane he was piloting crashed
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3

In the episode of Coronation Street that aired in Britain on 3 March 2008, who pushed Gail Platt down the stairs, leaving her hospitalised and suffering short term amnesia?

A
David Platt
B
Ken Barlow
C
Tina McIntyre
D
Joe McIntyre
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4

What type of battle was the Battle of Trafalgar?

A
Airborne landing
B
Land battle
C
Air battle
D
Sea battle
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5

What is the name of the adjustable shutters attached to a stage light to control the area of light it covers?

A
Light shades
B
Wingnuts
C
Barn doors
D
Blinkers
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6

Which of these was invented by French physician René Laennec early in the 19th century?

A
Telescope
B
Stethoscope
C
Microscope
D
X Rays
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7

In which computer game is the player in the role of "The Stranger", who uses a special book to travel to an island and thence to several worlds known as "Ages"?

A
Myst
B
The SIMS
C
Riven
D
Grand Theft Auto
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