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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 December 2018

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What was the name of the ship used by Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard, an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the east coast of the American colonies from 1717 to 1718?

A
Old Ironsides
B
Resolution
C
Queen Anne's Revenge
D
Ranger
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2

In 1943, Joan Barry, an actress in her early 20s, accused which 54 year old of fathering her child, resulting in a paternity suit in which he was ordered to pay child support although blood tests proved he was not the father?

A
Humphrey Bogart
B
Charlie Chaplin
C
Al Capone
D
Spencer Tracy
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3

The four 1980 Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid, USA (Winter), Geilo, Norway (Winter Paralympics), Arnhem, Netherlands (Summer Paralympics) and what other venue?

A
New York City, USA
B
Moscow, USSR
C
Johannesburg, South Africa
D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4

An ombrophobe or ombrophobous plant cannot withstand much what?

A
Insect infestation
B
Sunlight
C
Fertiliser
D
Rain
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5

"The Glass Universe" (2016) by Dava Sobel chronicles what scientific work, or workers?

A
The work of Marie Curie
B
Glass blowers in the industrial revolution in Sweden
C
Women at the US's Harvard College Observatory in the 19-20th century who analysed images of stars
D
Developing accurate measurement of longitude
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6

What is old Delhi's military fort, built by Shah Jahan, known as?

A
The Blue Fort
B
The Yellow Fort
C
The Black Fort
D
The Red Fort
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7

Which of these is a preparation of coffee which contains chocolate?

A
Cappuccino
B
Mocha
C
Latte
D
Américano
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