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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 November 2019

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1

Who won a record six motorcycle speedway World Championships in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979?

A
Barry Briggs
B
Ivan Mauger
C
Peter Collins
D
Ole Olsen
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2

Which do Bolivia and Paraguay have in common?

A
The Atacama Desert
B
They have Pacific coastlines
C
The Amazon River runs through both
D
The countries are both landlocked
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3

Who worked at Betchley Park in World War II as one of the Enigma codebreakers and became known as "the father of modern computer science"?

A
Alan Turing
B
Charles Babbage
C
Ada Lovelace
D
Blaise Pascal
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4

Prints of which 1927 silent German expressionist science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang were discovered in Australia, the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the National Film Archive of New Zealand, to become the basis for a restoration project for a DVD/BD?

A
Modern Times
B
Metropolis
C
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
D
Things to Come
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5

When is Labour Day in the USA, Bermuda and Canada?

A
The last Monday in June
B
1 May
C
The fourth Monday in October
D
The first Monday in September
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6

Who danced for King Herod and then asked for the head of John the Baptist?

A
Christine Keeler
B
Mata Hari
C
Salome
D
Gypsy Rose Lee
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7

What instrument was designed to measure variations in temperature by the expansion or contraction of a liquid or gas?

A
Gasometer
B
Barometer
C
Anemometer
D
Thermometer
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