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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 August 2019

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Which country was proclaimed an independent republic under the leadership of Bernardo O'Higgins on 12 February 1818 after an army led by him and José de San Martín defeated the royalists?

A
Republic of Ireland
B
Argentina
C
Chile
D
San Marino
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2

A painting by Sandro Botticelli that depicts a goddess, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore on a sea shell is called "The Birth of ... " who?

A
Mars
B
Venus
C
Neptune
D
Pluto
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3

What name is given to the "house" constructed by beavers?

A
Lodge
B
Mansion
C
Castle
D
Cottage
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4

Dan Quayle was Vice President to which president of the USA?

A
George H Bush
B
Richard Nixon
C
Ronald Reagan
D
George W Bush
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5

What can be a description of such expressions as "from whence", "cling onto", "continue on", or "comprised of"/

A
Oxymorons
B
Redundant
C
Adjectival
D
Participial
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6

Of what did Scotsman William Fyfe (1785–1865), founder of a longstanding and famous house in his industry, say that he preferred them because they were "fast and bonnie"?

A
Sailing boats
B
Arabian horses
C
Golf courses
D
Paddle steamers
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7

The Australian city of Hobart is on which river?

A
Swan
B
Derwent
C
Torrens
D
Yarra
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