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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 May 2016

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Why were Canadian men's rowing pair Chris Jarvis and David Calder disqualified in the Semifinal B round of the Men's coxless pair at the 2004 Summer Olympics?

A
The Canadians had made rude comments to the South Africans at the start
B
They rowed into the lane for South Africa's Donovan Cech and Ramon di Clemente
C
A strong wind sprang up during the race
D
Their boat began to take on water and sink
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2

Complete the title of this James Bond film: "Diamonds Are ... "?

A
A Girl's Best Friend
B
Forever
C
Quite Shiny
D
Made of Coal. Really!
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3

What is a green liqueur made from anise, hyssop, angelica and mint?

A
Absinthe
B
Kahlua
C
Crème de cacao
D
Tia Maria
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4

"Andre 3000" & "Big Boi" make up which hip hop duo?

A
The Temptations
B
Goodie Mob
C
Organized Noize
D
Outkast
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5

What characterises the Holocene Period?

A
Major species extinction, of over 50%
B
Two severe glaciations
C
Relatively stable climate
D
Rise and evolution of the dinosaurs
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6

Greenland and the Faroe Islands are within the realm of which European nation?

A
Norway
B
Sweden
C
Denmark
D
Finland
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7

What was patented in London by Ralph Wedgewood in 1806?

A
China
B
Carbon paper
C
A design for a chair leg
D
Mimeograph
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