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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 February 2020

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What was Lieut. C D Lucas, RN, the first to receive as a result of his involvement in the bombardment of a Russian fortress in the Baltic on 21 June 1854?

A
Queen's Pension
B
Order of the Garter
C
Victoria Cross
D
Artificial mechanical hand
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2

The lyric "You can make it OK, you can get married in Gibraltar near Spain" is from which song?

A
"You're my World" by Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli & Carl Sigman
B
"Je t'aime moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg
C
"The Ballad of John and Yoko", credited to Lennon / McCartney
D
"Joy to the World" by Hoyt Axton
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3

From what is alizarin traditionally obtained?

A
Alligator skin
B
Ground roots of common madder
C
Ground cochineal insects
D
Muscatel grapes
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4

Viewed from Earth, Venus crosses the sun twice every 100 to 120 years or so, about 8 years apart. The next is on 10-11 December 2117. When was the last?

A
10-11 December 1882
B
8 June 2004
C
1 January 2000
D
5-6 June 2012
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5

Which hurricane demolished virtually everything on the islands of Abaco in September 2019?

A
Maria
B
Katrina
C
Doria
D
Irma
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6

American Richard Fosbury was lucky to have what, when he was developing the technique which is named after him?

A
An asthma inhaler
B
Cork cross bars
C
Lycra shorts
D
Foam rubber
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7

What was unusual about the speech by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, when he said "Well done Atlanta" and called the games "most exceptional"?

A
The Games were not held at Atlanta
B
He gave the speech by satellite link
C
He had previously always said that each had been "The best Olympics ever"
D
He delivered the speech in French
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