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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 August 2020

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A major armed conflict 1768 to 1774 in eastern Europe was a war between the forces of which two?

A
Great Britain, and Russia
B
Russia, and the Ottoman Empire
C
Prussia, and Spain
D
Habsburg Monarchy of Austria, and Russia
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2

The book publishing firm Virago Press is distinctive because it publishes what works?

A
Folk tales and legends only
B
English classics only
C
In foreign languages only
D
By women only
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3

What are traditionally kept in a humidor?

A
Cigars
B
Tropical fish
C
Grapes
D
Bread
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4

31 March, the birthday of César Chávez, is recognised as a holiday in the US states of California, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. What role did he play in the history of the USA?

A
Animal conservationist
B
Military leader at the Battle of the Alamo
C
Setting up reservations for American Indians
D
Labour unionist
Select from the options above.
5

Where was the volcano which erupted in 1815 in what is considered the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history?

A
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska
B
Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia
C
Zambales Mountains, the Philippines
D
Sumbawa island, Indonesia
Select from the options above.
6

Hypotenuses figure in what?

A
Right-angled triangles
B
Cones
C
Spheres
D
Helixes
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7

What project started out under the name "Chip Test", and progressed through "Deep Thought" to a name which became more famous internationally in 1997. What was the name?

A
Deep Throat
B
Deep Blue
C
Big Blue
D
Big Boy
Select from the options above.
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