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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 May 2017

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In September 2009 the wife of which newly-elected Prime Minister made international news because of her claims to have been abducted to Venus by aliens?

A
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir of Iceland
B
Silvio Berlusconi of Italy
C
Yulio Hatoyama of Japan
D
François Fillon of France
Select from the options above.
2

Which TV series had characters called Dougal, Zebedee, Brian, Ermintrude, Dylan, Florence and Mr Rusty?

A
Sesame Street
B
Rainbow
C
The Bill
D
The Magic Roundabout
Select from the options above.
3

What was a quintain used for?

A
Inscribing designs on pottery before firing
B
Practice for improving aim in jousting
C
Fletching arrows
D
Turning earth for planting
Select from the options above.
4

Why did John Malkovich, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Bacon, Larry King, Mort Zuckerman, Senator Frank Lautenberg and co-owner of the NY Mets, Saul Katz, all form part of the same news item in 2009?

A
They were victims of Bernard Madoff's swindles
B
They attended the bedside of Natasha Richardson
C
They invested in the film "Tintin", to be produced by Peter Jackson
D
They were passengers in a plane that crashed onto the Hudson River, New York
Select from the options above.
5

When was the first recorded ascent of Mount Fuji by someone who is not Japanese?

A
1869
B
663
C
1868
D
1575
Select from the options above.
6

Mesons have an extremely brief life span, but when they exist where are they most likely to be found?

A
Hovering over a flowing stream
B
In an atom
C
Underneath an Arctic ice shelf
D
In the centre of a whirlpool
Select from the options above.
7

What are Quetrupillán, Lanín and Rucapillán in Chile?

A
High altitude saline lakes
B
Large stratovolcanoes
C
Gold mines
D
Astronomical observatories
Select from the options above.
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