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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 July 2019

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Which of these was a playwright who is believed to have co-written a number of plays credited to Shakespeare alone?

A
Thomas Kyd
B
William Wycherley
C
John Day
D
John Fletcher
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2

Which of these is a type of cotton fabric?

A
Meadow
B
Grass
C
Lawn
D
Lea
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3

After Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 metre dash at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, why was his gold medal taken away and awarded to runner-up Carl Lewis?

A
He abused the officials at the finish line
B
He performed the Black Power salute on the victory stand
C
He failed a drug test
D
He tried to make a speech from the victory stand
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4

Which inn at Cheapside near Friday Street (where, it is said, Shakespeare, Johnson and friends met frequently), was destroyed by the Great Fire of London?

A
Mermaid Tavern
B
Queen Victoria Public House
C
Rovers Return
D
The Lazy Shag
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5

Which of these is the furthest north?

A
Bangor, Maine, USA
B
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
C
Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England
D
Bangalore, India
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6

Who starred with Bette Davis in the 1962 film "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane"?

A
Joan Crawford
B
Olivia de Havilland
C
Agnes Moorehead
D
Susan Hayward
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7

Which of Galileo's achievements brought him into conflict with the church, resulting in his being confined to his house for the last years of his life?

A
He attempted to measure the speed of light
B
He invented the thermometer
C
He said that the Copernican view of the universe was correct
D
He attempted to measure the weight of air
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