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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 April 2020

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1

The Holy Roman Emperor Francis Ii did what in 1806?

A
Granted Napoléon Bonaparte rule over Corsica
B
Resigned his crown and dissolved the Empire
C
Added Italy to his Empire
D
Became the first European to receive a vaccine against cholera
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2

Which Norwegian musician, initially a concert pianist, composed the incidental music for the première of Henrik Ibsen's play "Peer Gynt" in 1876?

A
Arne Nordheim
B
Harald Sæverud
C
Edvard Grieg
D
Jean Sibelius
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3

Concentric circles on the sea floor near Japan, about 2 m (7 ft) in diameter with intricate ridged radial lines and valleys of sand, are what?

A
The home of a giant starfish
B
A result of tidal patterns
C
Octopus beds
D
Pufferfish mating attractions
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4

What is the name of the small red oval mark painted on the face, common in Hinduism?

A
Bindy
B
Bling
C
Cindy
D
Dindy
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5

The UKTV show "The Late Show" (1989–1995) concentrated on what?

A
Satire
B
The arts
C
Political critiques
D
Commentary on the day's news
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6

What is the coastal region of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel known as?

A
The Gold Coast
B
The Levant
C
The Riviera
D
Devon
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7

Why was the FIFA World Cup, an international football competition contested by the men's national teams every four years since the first tournament in 1930, not held in 1942 and 1946?

A
FIFA had lost the trophy
B
It was too expensive to organise
C
There were not enough people wanting to play
D
It was difficult to organise due to the effects of World War II
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