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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 August 2017

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The 15th century warring and conquering empire builder, Grand Prince of Moscow, who annexed most of the surrounding territories, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of what later became called the Russian state, is known as what?.

A
Ivan the Great
B
Boris Godunov
C
Alexandr Nevsky
D
Peter the Great
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2

In 1834 Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais won against Alexander McDonnell in a famous series in what discipline?

A
Fencing
B
Chess
C
Real tennis
D
Faro
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3

Which river, the longest in France, empties into the Atlantic at St. Nazaire?

A
Seine
B
Rhine
C
Rhone
D
Loire
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4

A gobo is a small screen used to shape theatre lighting, but also what?

A
A small marine fish
B
Dandelion leaves and root
C
The root of a variety of burdock
D
A component in the steering mechanism of a submarine
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5

The British TV series "Porridge" was set in what prison?

A
Wormwood Scrubs
B
Slade
C
Newgate
D
Brixton
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6

With what is the story of the rape of the Sabine women associated?

A
Star Wars
B
Rome's conquest of Egypt
C
A disagreement between Louisiana and Texas
D
The founding of Rome
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7

Where is the Humboldt Sea?

A
In Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan
B
Just south of Greenland
C
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents
D
On the Moon
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