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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 August 2020

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The trial in September 1929 of Myrtle Adkins Bennett, a Kansas City housewife, for the murder of her husband John G. Bennett cited what as the immediate cause of the killing?

A
Accident
B
Long term spousal abuse
C
Disagreements during a game of contract bridge
D
She did not care for the colour and style of his cravat
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2

What relation was Gargantua to Pantagruel in the eponymous 16th century works by François Rabelais?

A
Uncle
B
Son
C
Brother
D
Father
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3

What US public holiday falls on the 3rd Monday in February every year?

A
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
B
Memorial Day
C
Independence Day
D
Washington's Birthday
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4

What car manufacturer was the first to design a car using a wind tunnel, the first to sell a car with a monocoque chassis, the first to offer a 5 speed gearbox as an option and the first to sell a car fitted with a V6 engine?

A
Ford
B
Lancia
C
Jaguar
D
Citroën
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5

The film "Quills" (2000), starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine, reimagines the latter years of whom?

A
Marquis de Sade
B
Don Juan
C
Geoffrey Chaucer
D
William Shakespeare
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6

Where is NASA's Johnson Space Centre?

A
Reno, Nevada
B
Cape Kennedy, Florida
C
Washington, DC
D
Houston, Texas
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7

Whit Monday (also known as Pentecost Monday, "the second day of Pentecost" or "the second Whitsun") observed in most European countries and some former British colonies, especially in the Pacific, commemorates what type of event?

A
Famous battle
B
Religious event
C
Birth of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
D
Signing of a treaty
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