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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 August 2020

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What is the specific name for the chain, cable, or mooring line (or a combination of these) including the attachment to a ship's anchor at one end and the ship itself at the other?

A
Bowline
B
Hawser
C
Rode
D
Marlin
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2

The Loire is the longest river in which country?

A
France
B
Malaysia
C
China
D
New Zealand
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3

In 1745 a type of glass container was invented, dubbed the Leyden (or Leiden) jar, to do what?

A
Contain pea plants for genetic experiments
B
Store and dispense mercury for the treatment of syphilis
C
Accumulate, store and discharge at will a high-voltage electric charge
D
Demonstrate a new glass-blowing technique
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4

The film, "The Girl in the Spider's Web", is based on a book by which author?

A
Fede Álvarez, Steven Knight, and Jay Basu
B
Stieg Larsson
C
Peter Høeg
D
David Lagercrantz
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5

In 2020, choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis became two of the judges of what TV show?

A
India's Best Dancer
B
Dance Plus
C
Super dancer
D
The Drama Company
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6

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Noriaki Kasai of Japan became the first athlete to ...?

A
Win gold medals in both Summer and Winter Olympics
B
Ski jump over 250 m (820 ft)
C
Participate in eight Winter Olympics
D
Win medals in each of seven Olympics
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7

What orbits the Sun between Earth and Mercury?

A
Nothing
B
The asteroid belt
C
Venus
D
Halley's comet
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