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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 December 2016

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1

Who wrote the songs for the film version of "The Wizard of Oz"?

A
Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg
B
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
C
Fred Ebb and John Kander
D
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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2

In 1844 China signed the Treaty of Wangxia with what country?

A
UK
B
Japan
C
USA
D
Russia
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3

What distinguishes a yorker in cricket?

A
The bowler's hand does not rise above the level of the waist
B
The ball is bowled by flicking it between the thumb and a bent middle finger in order to impart spin
C
The ball is bowled to bounce at or near the batsman's feet
D
The ball is bowled to bounce and spin towards the right (for the batsman) away from leg
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4

What is another name for the second magnitude star "Alpha" in the Little Bear Constellation which is the nearest conspicuous star to the north celestial pole?

A
Dog star
B
Pole star
C
North Star
D
Orion
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5

Which is the province of the People's Republic of China which lies furthest south-west?

A
Heilongjiang
B
Shandong
C
Yunnan
D
Ulaanbaatar
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6

What nationality were the Mighty Handful, also known as The Five, the composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Cui and Borodin?

A
Hungarian
B
French
C
Polish
D
Russian
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7

What measure of land area was defined in medieval England as the size of a field that could be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in one day?

A
Acre
B
Chain
C
Rood
D
Perch
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