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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 July 2018

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1

Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, represented which country?

A
USA
B
Germany
C
Thailand
D
Pakistan
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2

On 30 January 2006, which album was certified at 29× Multi Platinum, tying with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the biggest selling album in the US market?

A
"Abba Gold" by Abba
B
"Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" by the Eagles
C
"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen
D
"The Sound of Music" film soundtrack album
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3

What is another name for the alligator pear?

A
Avocado
B
Aubergine
C
Eggplant
D
Courgette
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4

What was the instrument of US jazzman Charles Mingus?

A
Double bass
B
Piano
C
Drums
D
Bass guitar
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5

Farthings were in use in England as coinage from the 13th century and ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 1960. How many of them were there in a pound (£1)?

A
960
B
1920
C
240
D
480
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6

What name was popularly given to the murder of Maria Marten in Polstead, England in 1827 by her lover, which inspired 5 films and songs such as those by the Albion Country Band (1971), Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan on the album "Bone Machine" (1992), and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on the album "2" (2004)?

A
The Bourne Retribution
B
The Red Headed League
C
The Death of a Saleswoman
D
The Red Barn Murder
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7

Which South American country contains the lowest of the areas in the continent which lie below sea level?

A
Peru
B
Brazil
C
Argentina
D
Uruguay
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