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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2016

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Two of its cones are considered extinct while the third, Kibo, is only dormant and sports gas fumeroles. Which mountain is it?

A
Popocat├ępetl, Mexico
B
Fujiyama, Japan
C
Tongariro, New Zealand
D
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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2

The rights to which book, begun in 1768 by William Smellie and completed in 1771 and continually revised, were bought by Sears, Roebuck of Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1920?

A
Chambers Dictionary
B
Chambers Encyclopaedia
C
Encyclopaedia Brittanica
D
Pears Cyclopaedia
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3

For what sport is the Cresta Run, built in Switzerland in 1884, used?

A
Skiing
B
Sled racing
C
Luge racing
D
Ice body surfing
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4

Which of these is a temperate annual or biennial plant that is most often grown as a leaf vegetable?

A
Carrot
B
Lettuce
C
Broccoli
D
Pea
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5

The two carotid arteries in mammals carry blood to where?

A
Arms
B
Lungs
C
Brain, head and neck
D
Legs
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6

In which country was Saddam Hussein President 1979-2003, being deposed and then hanged in 2006?

A
Kuwait
B
Iran
C
Iraq
D
Syria
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7

Who composed the music for the 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd"?

A
Leonard Bernstein
B
Stephen Sondheim
C
George Gershwin
D
Philip Glass
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