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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 January 2020

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1

In 1903 American showman and aviation pioneer Samuel Cowdery (or Cody) did what?

A
Flew by balloon across the Gulf of California
B
Floated a bison by balloon round the ring in one of his acts
C
Crossed the Channel between England and France in a boat towed by one of his kites
D
Flew Britain's first powered airship British Army Dirigible No 1 from Farnborough to London
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2

What is the official nickname of a particularly large capacity plane, built by Airbus and used to transport large dimension loads, from pieces of art to space station parts and whole helicopters?

A
Gigantor
B
Big Blue
C
Beluga
D
Great White
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3

Over several weeks after the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union agreed to give up its monopoly of power on February 7, 1990, the constituent republics of the USSR held their first competitive elections. How many republics were there?

A
15
B
10
C
8
D
4
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4

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a lion?

A
Aries
B
Capricorn
C
Libra
D
Leo
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5

Which band had a hit record in 1991 with "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?

A
Nirvana
B
Heaven
C
Valhalla
D
Avalon
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6

In which decade was George Washington born?

A
1650s
B
1670s
C
1750s
D
1730s
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7

What is the current name of the islands originally called the "Sandwich Islands"?

A
Hawaii
B
Tonga
C
Fiji
D
Aleutians
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