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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 November 2015

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1

What nationality was the 17th century leader Stenka Razin?

A
Caucasian Kalmyk
B
Russian Cossack
C
Crimean Tartar
D
Polish
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2

What is the Scottish word that applies to New Year's Eve?

A
Abercrombie
B
Hallowe'en
C
Kirk
D
Hogmanay
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3

Irish-born Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is known in what field?

A
Painting
B
Haute cuisine
C
Yachting
D
Athletics
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4

During the American Civil War, what city was the capital of the Confederacy?

A
Richmond, Virginia
B
Atlanta, Georgia
C
Virginia City, Virginia
D
Roanoak, Virginia
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5

Modern versions of which appliance (commonplace by the 1970s in domestic residences in the USA) are descended from the 1886 invention of Josephine Cochrane which she unveiled at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair?

A
Sewing machine
B
Microwave oven
C
Vacuum cleaner
D
Dishwasher
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6

Where is the volcano Mount Sinabung, which on 29 August 2010 produced its first volcanic eruption since 1600, causing 30,000 villagers to be evacuated?

A
The east coast of Italy
B
Montserrat, in the Leeward Islands
C
On the island of Sumatra
D
The South Korean peninsula
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7

Why did Soviet Union athletes not receive any medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics?

A
Limited opportunities for international competition in the preceding two years
B
Training programmes had been depleted by Russian military action in Afghanistan
C
Their nations boycotted the Games
D
Drug contraventions by the winners
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