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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 January 2017

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1

Which musical, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows, is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon ("The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure")?

A
Guys and Dolls
B
Kismet
C
The Pajama Game
D
Damn Yankees
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2

A player from which nation or nations is the 2016 World Champion of the board game Diplomacy?

A
Australia
B
Canada and the UK
C
USA
D
France and Spain
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3

Throat-singing, where a singer produces two or more notes simultaneously, is used mostly in which areas?

A
Parts of Central Asia, northern Canada and South Africa
B
Northern Japan
C
New Zealand
D
Borneo
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4

What organisation financed Henry Hudson's voyage when he explored much of what is now Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay in 1610?

A
Muscovy Company
B
Hudson’s Bay Company
C
Virginia Company with the British East India Company
D
Dutch East India Company
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5

What is the official capital of Sri Lanka?

A
Goa
B
Colombo
C
Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte
D
Kandy
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6

The film actor Marion Michael Morrison is better known by what name?

A
Stewart Granger
B
John Wayne
C
Richard Widmark
D
Burt Lancaster
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7

What instrument was used to measure accurately, small differences in vertical heights?

A
Catheter
B
Cathetometer
C
Cathedral
D
Cathode
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