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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 February 2020

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What preparation, consisting mainly of citron, orange, bergamot, neroli and rosemary, was first prepared by Johann Maria Farina soon after 1700?

A
Lemon and barley water
B
Eau de Cologne
C
Ginger ale
D
Moth balls
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2

The Kalahari Desert is on which continent?

A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
Australia
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3

What method of writing, consisting of wedge-shaped and rectangular marks, was used from around 30th century BC to the 1st century AD?

A
Cuneiform
B
Triangulation
C
Latin
D
Double Dutch
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4

When did art competitions become part of the modern international Olympic Games?

A
1960
B
1896
C
1948
D
1912
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5

In which war were the sieges of Mafeking, Kimberley and Ladysmith lifted following the arrival of reinforcement British troops under the command of Lord Kitchener and Lord Roberts?

A
Thirty Years War
B
Crimean War
C
War of the Roses
D
Boer War
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6

Who was the last of these to win their first Oscar?

A
Spencer Tracy
B
Anthony Hopkins
C
Marlon Brando
D
Jack Nicholson
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7

"The Other Side of the Wind", released in 2018 by Netflix from production companies Americas Film Conservancy, Les Films de L'Astrophore, Royal Road Entertainment and SACI , was directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by whom?

A
Morgan Neville
B
Peter Bogdanovich
C
Oja Kodar
D
Orson Welles
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