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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 August 2016

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Of whom did the 1954 edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians say his music was "monotonous in texture ... consist[ing] mainly of artificial and gushing tunes" and predicted that his popular success was "not likely to last"?

A
Cole Porter
B
Elvis Presley
C
Irving Berlin
D
Sergei Rachmaninoff
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2

The international venue Roland Garros hosts tournaments in what sport?

A
Curling
B
Football (soccer)
C
Swimming
D
Tennis
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3

What does the Statute of Anne 1709 in Great Britain provide for?

A
Copyright of written work to be regulated by the government and courts rather than private parties
B
Regulation of privateers
C
Censorship of theatre performances
D
Freedom of the press
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4

The film "The Gospel of Us", record label Feral Records, the Raindance Film Festival, the Royal Mail's Mythical Creatures stamps, the children's book "Crazy Hair", and "The Fat Duck Cookbook" have what in common?

A
Author Neil Gaiman
B
Artist Dave McKean
C
Musician Iain Ballamy
D
Chef Heston Blumenthal
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5

Cotopaxi in Ecuador is what?

A
One of South America's most active volcanoes
B
Ecuador's longest mountain range
C
At its peak, the point on the Earth's surface most distant from its centre
D
Home to the ancient city, La Ciudad Perdida
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6

Which of these is an acute fatal disease of the nervous system characterised by convulsions and paralysis of all muscles?

A
Ebola
B
Trypanosomiasis
C
Rabies
D
Tuberculosis
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7

What is a bailiwick?

A
An iron portcullis
B
A set of cricket stumps
C
A wicker hamper for baling
D
A domain governed by a bailiff
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