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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 May 2020

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1

In 1988, 290 people were killed when an Iranian airliner was shot down by a ship belonging to what navy?

A
Iraq
B
USA
C
UK
D
Australia
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2

The Team sprint track cycling event is, in the men's event, a three-man team time trial held over three laps of a velodrome. What makes up the women's event?

A
Three women over three laps
B
Three women over two laps
C
Two women over three laps
D
Two women over two laps
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3

What is the basis for a pina colada?

A
Gin
B
Rum
C
Whisky
D
Ouzo
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4

What are Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg collectively known as?

A
Pyrenees
B
Cinque Ports
C
Hollandaise
D
Benelux
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5

In January 2006, what space probe was sent to investigate Pluto?

A
Uncle Mickey
B
Discovery
C
New Horizon
D
Charon
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6

In which novel does Michael Henchard sell his wife and child for 5 guineas?

A
Pickwick Papers
B
The Mayor of Casterbridge
C
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
D
Goldfinger
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7

17th century French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully was celebrated for which of these?

A
Composing oratorios
B
Instrument making
C
Diplomacy
D
Composing court ballets
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