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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 October 2018

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1

The year of 1820 was busy on the coast of Antarctica, with at least two sailing expeditions which are thought to have good claim to be the first from the West to sight the mainland; who led one of these?

A
Nathaniel Palmer
B
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
C
Captain John Davis
D
Alexander von Tunzelmann
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2

Which one of the signs of the zodiac is inanimate?

A
Capricorn
B
Libra
C
Cancer
D
Scorpio
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3

Where is the rugged mass of mountains sometimes called "The Roof of Africa"?

A
Ethiopia and Eritrea
B
Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
C
Lesotho
D
Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4

After the World Cup in 1962, the government of Brazil declared which player an "official national treasure" to prevent him from being transferred out of the country when wealthy European clubs tried to sign him?

A
Ronaldo
B
Pelé
C
Cafu
D
Zico
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5

Which of these was a Norwegian composer and pianist who is best known for his "Piano Concerto in A minor" and his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play "Peer Gynt", which includes "In the Hall of the Mountain King"?

A
Gabriel Fauré
B
Edvard Grieg
C
Georges Bizet
D
Henrik Ibsen
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6

Who won the Oscar for Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role for 1990?

A
Gerard Depardieu - Cyrano de Bergerac
B
Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
C
Robert De Niro - Awakenings
D
Jeremy Irons - Reversal of Fortune
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7

What is used in fireworks and flares to give off a brilliant red light?

A
Phosphorus
B
Beryllium
C
Magnesium
D
Strontium
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