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  1. 1. How many faces are carved into Mount Rushmore? Four
  2. 2. Who had a 1993 hit with 'Dreams'? Gabrielle
  3. 3. Which singer went solo after performing with the Commodores? Lionel Richie
  4. 4. What is the currency of Japan? Yen
  5. 5. There are 4 US State names that begin with the letter 'A', 1/2 point for each? Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas
  6. 6. The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans which river? Avon
  7. 7. Which manufacturer produced the first production line car? Ford
  8. 8. Which car company make a 4 x 4 model called a Grand Vitara? Suzuki
  9. 9. How many Von Trapp children were there in the Sound of Music? 7
  10. 10. Which animal forms the legs of a griffin? Lion
  11. 11. Which instrument measures height above sea level? Altimeter
  12. 12. Which 1993 film starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore is about having sex with a stranger for $1 million? Indecent Proposal
  13. 13. In which country was former motor racing driver Ayrton Senna born? Brazil
  14. 14. Who fired the arrow that struck Achilles in his heel? Paris
  15. 15. Back, Blanket and Buttonhole are all types of what? Stitches
  16. 16. Which TV character lived in Ponty Pandy? Fireman Sam
  17. 17. What was the sequel to the TV series 'Yes Minister' called? Yes Prime Minister
  18. 18. What is the study of the celestial body called? Astrology
  19. 19. What is the American name for the English postcode? Zipcode
  20. 20. Which word can go before Biscuit, Bottle and Colour to form 3 new terms? Water
General Knowledge Questions

Mount Rushmore

Located in South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest and named after New York lawyer Charles E. Rushmore who visited the area in 1884 and asked a local man what the mountain was called, because it had no name at the time it was decided that it would be named after the lawyer, Rushmore Mountain, later Mount Rushmore. In 1924, South Dakota's state historian Doane Robinson made contact with American born sculpter Gutzon Borglum of Danish descent to discuss making a carving into Mount Rushmore to attract tourism to the area. It was Gutzon's idea to carve notable U.S. Presidents into the granite rock face, originally just two, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Later adding Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt for their contributions to democracy. Carving of the rock started in October of 1927 after President Calvin Coolidge gave an official dedication speech, 2 years later president Coolidge appropriated $250,000 of Federal money to fund the project.

It took 400 workers 12 years to remove around 450,000 tons of rock from Mount Rushmore, you can still see the remains lying in a big heap at the mountain's base. Even though it was dangerous work and with so many people working such a long period of time no one lost their lives. Known as the Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore was offically opened to the public in October of 1941.

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