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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 September 2017

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Which Canadian-born bandleader and violinist was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2002 for his accomplishments in hydroplane racing, such as winning the Gold Cup in 1946 and the Ford Memorial competition in 1948?

A
Guy Lombardo
B
Benny Goodman
C
Paul Whiteman
D
"Jelly Roll" Morton
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2

French physicist and engineer Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788 – 1827) contributed significantly to the establishment of what theory?

A
Quantum thermodynamics
B
Wave optics
C
Gravitational lensing
D
Black-body radiation
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3

Who wrote the Radetzky March?

A
John Philip Sousa
B
John Radetzky
C
Michael Stipe
D
Johann Strauss Sr.
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4

What was the title of the book that sold for $US556,500 at auction in New York in June 2009?

A
Moby Dick
B
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
C
Poor Richard's Almanac
D
The Bible
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5

What was one of the immediate effects of the sinking of the liner, Lusitania, en route from New York, USA, to Liverpool, UK, by German submarine in 1915?

A
People completely stopped sailing between America and the UK
B
America entered World War I
C
Kaiser Wilhelm ordered his submarines not to attack passenger liners
D
America gave the UK 10 submarines
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6

Where is Rapa Nui?

A
Cook Islands
B
New Zealand
C
Hawaii
D
Off the coast of Chile
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7

In which drink is tannin most often found?

A
Coffee
B
Milk
C
Tea
D
Sparkling water
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