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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 June 2020

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Which 17th century author is known particularly for establishing the modern fairy tale, e.g. Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty?

A
The Brothers Grimm
B
Geoffrey Chaucer
C
Charles Perrault
D
Joel Chandler Harris ("Uncle Remus")
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2

There are 354 steps from where to where?

A
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, New York, USA, to the crown
B
Ground level to the top of the Empire State Building, New York, USA
C
The floor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome
D
To the top of the Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy from ground level
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3

The game of Roulette was created by which mathematician, physicist, and Catholic philosopher in the 17th century in his search for a perpetual motion machine?

A
Humphry Davy
B
Isaac Newton
C
Blaise Pascal
D
Charles Babbage
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4

Horseshoe arches, or keyhole arches, are particularly characteristic of what kind of architecture?

A
Gothic
B
Islamic
C
Bauhaus
D
Neo-classical
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5

The colourless, odourless, sweet-tasting and non-toxic compound glycerine, or glycerin, is or can be an ingredient in which of these?

A
Wound and burn treatment
B
To achieve a painterly quality in photo developing
C
Making an explosive
D
All of them
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6

In which war was the napalm incendiary bomb first used?

A
World War II
B
Vietnam War
C
Korean War
D
World War I
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7

What is typically used to make bullet casings or cartridges?

A
Copper
B
Brass
C
Bronze
D
Tin
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