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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 March 2020

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Who is the person, or are the people, who in 1920 formed the company which eventually became Columbia Pictures?

A
The Cohn brothers (Harry and Jack) and Joe Brandt
B
W. Ray Johnston
C
Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky
D
Carl Laemmle
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2

In traditional English pantomime, which shrewd, witty, light-hearted character vied with Pierrot for the affection of Columbine, and was based on the Commedia Dell'Arte character Arlecchino?

A
Scaramouche
B
The Captain
C
Punch
D
Harlequin
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3

Where is Saint Kitts and Nevis?

A
60 miles off the Atlantic coast of Morocco
B
In the West Indies
C
Northwest of New Caledonia
D
In the Indian Ocean, 50 miles north of Madagascar
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4

The diet of a Portia, a genus of jumping spider, focusses on what food?

A
Small rodents
B
Other spiders
C
Ants
D
Locusts
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5

What was the nickname for the German L14 Howitzer, used in World War I?

A
Lucille
B
Betsy
C
Big Bertha
D
Black Beauty
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6

US baseball player Pete Rose was accused in 1989 of (and he confessed in 2004 to) what, that has made him ineligible to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

A
Feigning illness during games
B
Deliberately losing games
C
Betting on baseball
D
Throwing wide of bases
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7

What is the legal tender (face) value of the "American Buffalo", a 24-karat gold bullion coin first offered for sale by the US Mint on 22 June 2006?

A
US 10 cents
B
US$50
C
US$100
D
US 50 cents
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