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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 March 2020

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1

In his short life the American author Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) wrote several lengthy novels, multiple novellas, short stories and dramatic works. Which of these is one?

A
Dodsworth
B
Red Harvest
C
Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story
D
Of Time and the River
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2

Which medal, originally called the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington in 1782, awarded to only 3 Revolutionary War soldiers, and not proposed again officially until after World War I?

A
Yellow Ribbon
B
Red Head
C
Green Spleen
D
Purple Heart
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3

What is the name of the line of latitude that is approximately 23 degrees 30 minutes North?

A
Arctic Circle
B
Tropic of Capricorn
C
Equator
D
Tropic of Cancer
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4

Who was alleged to have choked pop star Rhianna until she was unconscious in a rented Lambhorgini shortly before the 2009 Grammy Awards?

A
Jay Z
B
Sean Penn
C
Sly Stone
D
Chris Brown
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5

Ground-breaking research into American sexual habits was made by which couple?

A
Pierre and Marie Curie
B
William Masters and Virginia Johnston
C
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox
D
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain
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6

A station logo that TV broadcasters overlay over a portion of the screen-area to identify the channel (known in the UK and New Zealand as a DOG and in the USA and Canada as a bug), is known as what in Australia?

A
Footer
B
Trademark
C
Nuisance
D
Watermark
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7

Which English rowing event is held every year on the River Thames for 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) over the first weekend in July?

A
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
B
Henley-on-Todd Regatta
C
Henley Royal Regatta
D
Riverview Gold Cup
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