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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 July 2020

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What event that caught international attention happened in room 1742 at the Hotel Reine Elizabeth, Montreal on 1 June 1969?

A
Margaret Trudeau, wife of the Canadian prime minister, was discovered with Mick Jagger
B
John and Yoko led guests to record "Give Peace a Chance"
C
A CIA agent was filmed passing a suitcase of money to Contra rebels
D
The RCMP found automatic weapons stored there
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2

From and including the general election in the United Kingdom in 2010 how many of the four elections until 2020 were coalition governments?

A
One
B
Two
C
Three
D
Four
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3

David Gest, a concert promoter, was the fourth husband of whom from March 2002 until their divorce in April 2007?

A
Charlotte Church
B
Dinah Shore
C
Liza Minnelli
D
Barbra Streisand
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4

What name was given to the number 10 to the power of 100 (i.e. 1 followed by one hundred zeros) by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner?

A
Infanta
B
Squillion
C
Googol
D
Gilgamesh
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5

Wainwrights were craftsmen who made what?

A
Wheels
B
Barrels
C
Wagons
D
Equestrian equipment
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6

What was the reason for a period of silence observed during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games?

A
Death of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founder of the Paralympic Games
B
Deaths from the Zika virus epidemic before and during the Olympics
C
Deaths of relatives of athletes in several teams from earthquakes two days before
D
The death of a cyclist during competition
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7

The Andes mountain range lies roughly north to south along the west coast of where?

A
South America
B
USA
C
Canada
D
Greenland
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