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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 May 2019

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In his influential work "De Magnete", Dr William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth I of England's personal physician towards the end, recorded an experimental approach to scientific discovery in fields including …?

A
Errors in alchemy
B
Use of magnets in medical procedures
C
Growing herbs used in medical treatments
D
Electricity
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2

Which 1956 film, filmed in an early version of modern widescreen, starred David Niven and Cantinflas, with guest appearances by Noel Coward, Frank Sinatra, John Gielgud, Buster Keaton and Marlene Deitrich?

A
Around The World In 80 Days
B
How The West Was Won
C
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
D
The Greatest Story Ever Told
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3

The American Civil War was fought in which decade?

A
1860's
B
1850's
C
1840's
D
1830's
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4

The Soviet Union did not participate in the Olympics until 1952, and from 1928 organised an alternative international sports event. What were these games called?

A
Spartakiads
B
Friendly Games
C
Soviet Sport Games
D
Russian Roulette
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5

Who directed the films “Cocoon”, “Willow”, “Parenthood”, “Backdraft” and “Apollo 13” between 1985 and 1995?

A
Sam Mendes
B
Stephen Spielberg
C
Clint Eastwood
D
Ron Howard
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6

What is the contraction of the German "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" in common use in English?

A
Neddy
B
Nada
C
NAZI
D
Dub
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7

The Dominican Republic and Haiti are the two countries that occupy which island?

A
Cuba
B
Bermuda
C
Hispaniola
D
Crete
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