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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 October 2016

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1

In July 1966 the Musicians' Union banned miming on the UK TV programme "Top of the Pops", but as some bands' attempts to play were inadequate, a specially recorded backing track was permitted as long as … what?

A
All musicians on the track were simultaneously playing in a back room
B
It was not the same backing track as used on the record itself
C
The backing track was recorded on a different day from the recording on sale
D
All musicians on the track were present in the TV studio
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2

Where is the Yenisei one of the major rivers?

A
Siberia
B
China
C
Vietnam
D
Korea
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3

All Scrabble tournament (and most club) games are played with a game clock and a set time control. Typically how long does each player have in which to make all plays?

A
1 hour
B
15 minutes
C
45 minutes
D
25 minutes
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4

In 2008, who was the President of Palestine and Fatah leader?

A
Mahmoud Abbas
B
Bjorn Ulvaeus
C
Benny Andersson
D
Yusuf Islam
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5

What are one of the functions of statins?

A
Lowering lipids
B
Reducing muscle pain
C
Dilating blood vessels
D
Thinning blood
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6

ABBA named a song after which battle?

A
Nile
B
Bosworth Field
C
Trafalgar
D
Waterloo
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7

The standard of 435 vibrations per second for middle A that was laid down in 1859 is known as what?

A
Orchestral average
B
The London standard
C
Tudor tuning
D
French International Pitch
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