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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 September 2019

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1

Which of these words is used to refer to a female swan?

A
Cow
B
Cob
C
Cygnet
D
Pen
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2

Which of these people was famous for founding a film company in 1896?

A
Charles Aznavour
B
Charles Pathé
C
Chas Chandler
D
Charlie Sheen
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3

Whom or what was the Borg-Warner trophy named after?

A
Borg-Warner Automotive Company
B
Charles Borg and Thomas Warner
C
The Borg (from Star Trek)
D
Bjorn Borg and John Warner
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4

For 17 years, until 1815, Switzerland was under the control of what country?

A
Italy
B
Germany
C
France
D
Great Britain
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5

What physical phenomenon creates the lead shot produced in shot towers?

A
Gravity
B
Centrifugal force
C
Surface tension
D
Wind pressure
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6

Carl Orff's 1936 cantata "Carmina Burana" ("Songs from Benediktbeuern") was inspired by a 19th century translation of poetic and dramatic texts on what subject?

A
Monastic life
B
Fleeting life, the pleasures and dangers of drinking, sexual attraction, gambling and similar
C
Winemaking
D
The torments of Hell
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7

The flags of Australia and New Zealand feature representations of what?

A
Southern Cross
B
Lion
C
Eagle
D
Crescent moon
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