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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2019

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1

Traditionally, what are the black keys of a piano made of?

A
Coal
B
Ivory
C
Ebony
D
Jet
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2

Which American vocalist (described by the British newspaper "The Guardian" as "one of the greatest voices of her generation") whose repertoire included jazz, blues, folk, gospel and pop, was unknown outside Washington, D.C., until after she died of melanoma in 1996?

A
Eva Cassidy
B
Maria Muldaur
C
Brenda Lee
D
Dolly Parton
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3

The traditional song "The Ballad of Chevy Chase" is believed to describe which battle?

A
Culloden
B
Prestonpans
C
Loudoun Hill
D
Otterburn
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4

Its secretive nature, connection to classified aircraft research, and reports of unusual phenomena have led which part of the USA to be a focus of UFO and conspiracy theories?

A
Rockhampton
B
Woomera
C
Bikini
D
Area 51
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5

The year 2018 marks what anniversary since the completion of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary?

A
150
B
100
C
90
D
120
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6

Near the end of August 2009, Australia lost to England by 197 runs in what sport?

A
Cricket
B
Pétanque
C
Field hockey
D
Knucklebones
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7

What is a term for the flora and fauna at the bottom of a sea or lake?

A
Biocryptons
B
Bottom feeders
C
Benthos
D
Batholife
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