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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 March 2016

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Which artist collaborated with architects Herzog & de Meuron as consultant in building the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics?

A
Huang Rui
B
Chi-Han Yung
C
Mattheo Thun
D
Ai Weiwei
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2

What is the name given to the official residence provided for the Olympic athletes?

A
Olympic Town
B
Olympic Hamlet
C
Olympic Village
D
Olympic City
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3

Who was the mother of James V of Scotland, the father of Mary, Queen of Scots and the son of King James IV of Scotland?

A
Eleanor of Aquitaine
B
Mary of Guise
C
Catherine of Aragon
D
Princess Margaret Tudor of England
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4

What latin phrase means "unaccompanied" when applied to music?

A
A capella
B
A priori
C
Ad absurdam
D
Ad augusta
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5

Which river did the Pont d'Avignon of the French song bridge?

A
Saone
B
Rhine
C
Rhône
D
Loire
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6

Which colour in the visible spectrum has the longest wavelength?

A
Red
B
Green
C
Blue
D
Violet
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7

Why did Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles delay their wedding by a day?

A
To change the venue from Windsor Castle to the Guildhall outside its walls
B
A technicality with the law covering civil marriages in England (i.e. the Marriage Act of 1836)
C
The death of Pope John Paul II
D
The Queen, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, could not be present at a civil wedding
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