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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 July 2020

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1

Who was the main character in the Who's rock opera "Tommy", the boy traumatised by the murder of his mother's lover?

A
Tommy Trinder
B
Tommy Tucker
C
Tommy Walker
D
Tommy Hilfiger
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2

Which famous landmark in Los Angeles, California, was created as an advertisement in 1923?

A
The Hollywood Sign
B
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
C
The Cable Car
D
Hollywood Bowl
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3

The phrase "bigger bang for the buck", first heard in the USA in 1954, was used to describe what?

A
Elvis Presley's performances
B
Pepsi
C
The neutron bomb (compared to the atom and hydrogen bombs)
D
Policy to use nuclear weapons (not a large regular army) to threaten the USSR
Select from the options above.
4

In the 1979 film "Alien" which of these actors plays a character that has an alien burst out of his body?

A
Ewan McGregor
B
John Hurt
C
Clive Owen
D
Anthony Hopkins
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5

What was the immediate effect of a decision of the US Supreme Court in 1972 known as Furman v. Georgia?

A
Unmarried people had the right to possess contraception on the same basis as married couples
B
The then-classified Pentagon Papers could be published without government censorship or punishment
C
Women could choose an abortion without excessive government restriction
D
A moratorium on capital punishment throughout the US
Select from the options above.
6

What is the calculation "the square root of 1.5 times the height in feet = the answer in miles" used for?

A
Deep sea diving
B
Land surveying using trig stations
C
Hang gliding
D
Measuring the distance to the horizon
Select from the options above.
7

Where were the 1976 Winter Olympics held?

A
Innsbruck, Austria
B
Montreal, Canada
C
Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
D
Sapporo, Japan
Select from the options above.
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