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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 February 2020

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1

What singer recorded with the E Street Band?

A
Bruce Springsteen
B
Bob Dylan
C
Chris Farlowe
D
John Farnham
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2

For nine years after the publication of one of his works in 1759 which author used the pseudonym of Doctor Ralph?

A
Marie-Henri Beyle
B
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
C
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
D
François-Marie Arouet
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3

What is the science involved with the study, design, and manufacture of flight-capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft?

A
Aeronautics
B
Astrophysics
C
Acrobatics
D
Amnesiacs
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4

First held in 1991, a race is held annually on the Hudson river, USA, for what?

A
Hydrofoils
B
Self-built canoes
C
Working tugboats
D
Poohsticks
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5

On what is the length of a nautical mile based?

A
A land-measured mile
B
The length of 10 imperial Roman warships
C
The distance the Dutch royal flagship in 1500 CE could travel in one hour in calm seas
D
The circumference of the Earth north to south
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6

Where do the Brazil and Malvinas ocean currents meet?

A
Off the South American coast near Rio de Janeiro
B
Mid Atlantic Ocean
C
Off the South American coast near the mouth of the Rio de la Plata
D
Round the Islas Malvinas / Falkland Islands
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7

Leon Trotsky, who had been Russia's foreign secretary from 1918 under Lenin, was exiled to Siberia in 1927 after Lenin's death. How did he die?

A
Shot by Russian forces as a spy, 1944
B
Worked to death in a gulag, 1931
C
Assassinated in Mexico, 1940
D
Shot while defending Stalingrad,1944
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