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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2009

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1

Who succeeded Lenin as the leader of the Soviet Union when he died in 1924?

A
Karl Marx
B
Leon Trotsky
C
Joseph Stalin
D
Friedrich Engels
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2

A painting by Sandro Botticelli that depicts a goddess, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore on a sea shell is called "The Birth of ... " who?

A
Mars
B
Venus
C
Neptune
D
Pluto
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3

What was the first airship to cross the Atlantic, in 1919?

A
Graf Zeppelin
B
R.34
C
U47
D
Primrose
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4

Which mountain range runs through the US states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico?

A
The Craggy Mountains
B
The Stony Mountains
C
The Pebbly Mountains
D
The Rocky Mountains
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5

Why is the America's Cup so called?

A
The winning boat in the first race was skippered by Captain America
B
The contest was originally intended to be between US and UK boats
C
The race was first hosted by the New York Yacht Club
D
The first race for the trophy was won by the "America"
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6

In the nursery rhyme, who was quite contrary and had an unusual garden?

A
The Duke of Gloucester
B
Mary
C
Jack Sprat
D
Jack Horner
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7

What name is given to the rocks that orbit the sun mainly between Mars and Jupiter?

A
Planetoids
B
Androids
C
Haemorrhoids
D
Asteroids
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