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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 April 2017

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1

Who discovered the moon of Saturn called Titan in 1655?

A
Asaph Hall
B
Herschel
C
Cassini
D
Huygens
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2

In 1996, who joined Paavo Nurmi, Larysa Latynina and Mark Spitz, tied for the record number of Olympic gold medals (9) up to that time?

A
Huey Lewis
B
Jerry Lee Lewis
C
Jerry Lewis
D
Carl Lewis
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3

Which of these is an English artist who became famous for his humorous drawings, especially of machines and other contraptions?

A
Heath Robinson
B
Aubrey Beardsley
C
M. C. Escher
D
Henry Moore
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4

What is common to the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, Kwanini The Manta Resort in Zanzibar, Hotell Utter Inn in Sweden and Subsix at Niyama in the Maldives?

A
They were flattened in 2016 by earthquakes
B
They are all owned and operated by the same company
C
They feature a "sky" and "infinity" swimming pool
D
They are hotels built completely or mostly underwater
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5

What is a pluviometer used to measure?

A
Wind gusts
B
Intensity of sunlight
C
Rainfall
D
Snow depth
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6

Where is the primary source (2015 figures) of mined cobalt?

A
South Africa
B
Nigeria
C
Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
D
Mozambique
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7

What language was most likely to have spoken in the countryside along the Canal du Midi, at that time the Canal Royal en Languedoc, when it was first constructed in 1666 to 1681?

A
Occitan
B
French
C
Catalan
D
Spanish
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