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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 April 2020

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1

In 1947, Chuck Yeager was the first to do what in an aeroplane?

A
Fly under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
B
Take off vertically
C
Break the sound barrier
D
Fly above 50,000 feet
Select from the options above.
2

What kind of gemstones are the Cullinane and the Hope?

A
Diamond
B
Beryl
C
Amethyst
D
Sapphire
Select from the options above.
3

In the 19th century, who wrote "Stancliffe's Hotel" when she was 23, a decade before she found a public audience, that was not published until 2003?

A
Elizabeth Gaskell
B
Louisa May Alcott
C
Wilkie Collins
D
Charlotte Brontë
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4

Which is the only country in Africa to show a weapon in its national flag?

A
Madagascar
B
South Africa
C
Egypt
D
Mozambique
Select from the options above.
5

Where would one expect to see sports competitions involving sprinters, jumpers and thrown hammers?

A
On a farm
B
In a track and field event
C
In a paved civic square
D
Under water
Select from the options above.
6

The "phylloxera epidemic" affects what?

A
Grapevines
B
Poultry
C
Horses
D
Rubber trees
Select from the options above.
7

What was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833?

A
Slavery
B
Capital punishment
C
Arms sales to native persons
D
The sale of liquor to indigenous peoples
Select from the options above.
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