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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 April 2020

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1

What did Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, a character in a series of 19th century stories, do?

A
Swash buckles
B
Solve mysteries
C
Keep bees
D
Travel
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2

What fishing method used to catch salmon, mackerel and kingfish, involves drawing one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, through the water?

A
Trawling
B
Trolling
C
Casting
D
Drawing
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3

What are fulgurites?

A
Glass formed in sand, silica or soil by lightning strikes
B
Parasites found mostly in cows and sheep
C
People who want to ban censorship altogether
D
People who want to prevent the use of modern machinery
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4

What was the official reason stated by the Soviet Union for boycotting the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA?

A
Concerns over security, "chauvinistic sentiments" and "an anti-Soviet hysteria" in the USA
B
The USA led a boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, USSR
C
The anti-doping controls were too tight
D
The USA had offended them
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5

Gregor Johann Mendel, a 19th Century Augustinian priest and scientist, gained posthumous fame as the figurehead of which new science for his study of pea plants?

A
Aeronautics
B
Astrophysics
C
Biochemistry
D
Genetics
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6

In which of these countries is it possible to find lithium in quantity?

A
Northern Siberia
B
Bolivia
C
Greenland
D
Saudi Arabia
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7

What French landmark was almost consumed by fire in 2019?

A
Notre Dame de Paris
B
The Bastille
C
Louvre Museum
D
Victor Hugo's house
Select from the options above.
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