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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 September 2018

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1

Which of these is an independent country?

A
Costa Blanca
B
Costa del Sol
C
Costa Brava
D
Costa Rica
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2

The Stanley Cup Final is a best-of-seven playoff series to determine the National Hockey League champion. In the 2009–10 season, how many games were needed to decide the best of seven between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks?

A
5
B
7
C
4
D
6
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3

What function do rhizomes perform for a plant?

A
Store a plant's starches and proteins underground
B
Extract nutrient for a plant from dry earth
C
Establish horizontal connection between plants
D
Store a plant's seeds
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4

Among the works of which English landscape painter are "The Fighting Temeraire" and "The Sun of Venice Going to Sea"?

A
Reynolds
B
Turner
C
Gainsborough
D
Constable
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5

What name is given to poetry written in lines of 12 syllables in 6 metrical feet?

A
Limerick
B
Pentameter
C
Sonnet
D
Alexandrine
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6

Who brought together dramatist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan and nurtured their collaboration on 13 operas from "Trial by Jury" (1875) to "The Grand Duke, or The Statutory Duel" (1896)?

A
Frederick Savoy
B
Richard D'Oyly Carte
C
Sarah Bernhardt
D
Winston Churchill
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7

By what 1803 agreement did the USA buy 828,000 square miles (2.14 million km²), approximately a third of all present mainland USA territory - and doubling its territory at the time - stretching diagonally from Montana in the north to New Orleans in the south?

A
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
B
Seward's Folly
C
Louisiana Purchase
D
Treaty with Choctaws and Chickasaws
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