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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 August 2019

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1

What is petrichor?

A
Streaks of red veins in stones
B
The distinctive smell that often accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell
C
A miser
D
Idleness or laziness
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2

Complete Joseph Stalin's famous quotation "One death is a tragedy, one million deaths is a … "

A
Statistic
B
Crime
C
Bonus
D
Holocaust
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3

The Bay of Bengal is bounded by India, Bangladesh and which other country?

A
Nepal
B
Kampuchea/Cambodia
C
Vietnam
D
Burma/Myanmar
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4

Which team won the gold medal in the women’s cycling team pursuit at the UCI World Cup in Beijing, 2009, setting the second fastest time in the world for the 3,000m?

A
Great Britain
B
New Zealand
C
China
D
Russia
Select from the options above.
5

In the original British series of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", question 8 was worth what amount?

A
£16,000
B
£8,000
C
£32,000
D
£4,000
Select from the options above.
6

What did Chuck Yeager accomplish in a Bell XI in October 1947?

A
Flew faster than sound
B
Made the first commercial helicopter flight
C
Set the first land speed record for a jet propelled car
D
Flew across the continental United States in under 6 hours
Select from the options above.
7

Who, at the age of 50, had become the world's richest man through the activities of the Standard Oil Company?

A
John Davison Rockefeller
B
David Rubenstein
C
Larry Ellison
D
J. Paul Getty
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