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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 December 2016

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1

By what name is the writer Alfred Maximovitch Peshkov better known?

A
Maxim Gorky
B
Graham Greene
C
Anton Chekhov
D
Franz Kafka
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2

What does the Russian word "Sputnik" mean?

A
Beeper
B
Circle
C
Fellow traveller
D
Astronomical
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3

Which of these was an American baseball player who played his 18-year major-league professional career all for the New York Yankees, and still holds the records for most World Series home runs, RBIs, runs, walks, extra-base hits and total bases?

A
Donald Dunn
B
Mickey Mantle
C
Frederick Forsythe
D
Patrick Powers
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4

Where was the 1994 earthquake, magnitude MW of 8.2 , resulting from the Nazca plate's being pushed beneath the mantle of the South American continent?

A
Bolivia
B
Chile
C
Sumba
D
Northern Peru
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5

Which of these planets is known for its rings?

A
Mercury
B
Saturn
C
Earth
D
Venus
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6

The reign of Isabella I of Spain and her husband King Ferdinand II were responsible for which of these?

A
Sponsoring Christopher Columbus on an expedition to reach the Indies by sailing west
B
Conquest of Granada, last of the Muslim holdings in Spain
C
All of them
D
The Spanish Inquisition
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7

What sort of animal is the character created for children called "Blinky Bill"?

A
Wombat
B
Panda
C
Koala
D
Barn owl
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