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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 April 2019

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1

What is the name given to the silent electrical discharge between the atmosphere and, for example, trees, ships' masts, steeples and flagpoles?

A
Aurora
B
Lightning
C
Tornado
D
St Elmo's Fire
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2

Which team broke Germany’s decade-long stranglehold on the Rowing World Cup in 2007?

A
New Zealand
B
Great Britain
C
Switzerland
D
Burkina Faso
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3

Which actor debuted in US slasher film "Halloween" (1978)?

A
Jamie Lee Curtis
B
Donald Pleasance
C
Nick Castle
D
Pamela Jayne Soles
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4

Which English sculptor's famous works in London are the lions at the British Museum, "Peter Pan" in Kensington Gardens and "Edith Cavell Memorial" outside the National Portrait Gallery?

A
Sir George Frampton
B
Henry Moore
C
Sir Jacob Epstein
D
Dame Barbara Hepworth
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5

The 1812 Fire of Moscow, on 14 September 14 1812, broke out after most residents and Russian troops had abandoned the city, and whose troops had entered it?

A
Hitler
B
Napoleon
C
Lord Sandwich
D
Alexander the Great
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6

What does the Latin root of the word "meticulous" mean?

A
Fear
B
Care
C
Exactitude
D
Caution
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7

What continent is described as having a Horn?

A
Asia
B
Australia
C
Africa
D
South America
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