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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2019

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Which 19th century Russian's compositions include 8 operas, the ballets "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker" and "The Sleeping Beauty", 6 symphonies and 3 piano concertos?

A
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
B
Igor Stravinsky
C
Modest Mussorgsky
D
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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2

The character of John Bull is a national personification of which group of people in general?

A
Teetotal people
B
Citizens of the United Kingdom, England in particular
C
Quakers
D
Whisky drinkers
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3

What is a nervous disorder whereby a person suddenly falls asleep?

A
Insomnia
B
Amnesia
C
Somnambulation
D
Narcolepsy
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4

What is the standard length of the bars in the uneven parallel bars or asymmetric bars, an artistic gymnastics apparatus used only by female gymnasts?

A
420 cm
B
240 cm
C
150 cm
D
200 cm
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5

Which European discovered New Zealand in 1642?

A
Christopher Columbus
B
James Cook
C
Ferdinand Magellan
D
Abel Tasman
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6

Which partly fictional book published in the late nineteenth century is based on a two-week holiday on an English river?

A
Swallows and Amazons
B
Three Men In a Boat
C
The Polyglots
D
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
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7

What is the island known until 1956 as Bedloe's Island in the USA used for?

A
Zoological garden
B
Nuclear testing
C
Alcatraz prison
D
Statue of Liberty
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