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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 August 2018

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1

What was one of the effects of the meeting between Joseph Parker, NZ, and Antony Joshua, UK, in March 2018?

A
The World Heavyweight boxing titles were unified, being held by the same person
B
Return of Maori artefacts to New Zealand
C
Setting up a major exhibition of British art in Auckland, New Zealand
D
The WBO World Middleweight Championship was awarded
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2

What became known as the Carrington Event in 1859?

A
Mauna Loa, Hawaii, erupted for 300 days
B
The first ringing of Big Ben
C
A major geo-magnetic storm
D
France legislated to set A above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, to standardise the pitch
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3

How many feet (metres) above sea level is the great saline lake known as Salton Sea in California, USA?

A
None, it is 234 ft (71.3 m) below sea level
B
2,900 ft (880 m)
C
5,004 ft (1525 m)
D
It is at sea level
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4

What name is given to a young lion?

A
Calf
B
Pup
C
Kid
D
Cub
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5

Where are the terms "recto" and "verso" applied?

A
In a game of Monopoly
B
In a religious ceremony
C
To a cricket bat
D
To a leaf in a book
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6

Which 18th century German composer wrote over 40 operas including "Orfeo" and "Alceste", comic operas and instrumental music?

A
Christoph Willibald Gluck
B
Ludwig van Beethoven
C
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
D
Franz Liszt
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7

To call someone a whiffler can indicate that you think they do what?

A
Scythe their lawns
B
Argue evasively, shift position constantly
C
Sniff constantly
D
Make a mockery of others
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