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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 September 2020

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1

Which German brothers published fairy tales in the 19th century?

A
Frownn
B
Scowll
C
Grumpp
D
Grimm
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2

The longest-running speech radio show in the world (58 years) that was discontinued in March 2004, was Alistair Cooke's "Letter from ..." where?

A
America
B
France
C
Down below
D
Behind the lines
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3

What is the name of the transition from a liquid state directly to a gas of an element or compound?

A
Ionisation
B
Condensation
C
Deionisation
D
Vaporisation
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4

What vehicle was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2005, for a record $3,240,000?

A
1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car
B
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake”
C
1950 General Motors Futurliner "Parade of Progress" tour bus
D
1954 Pontiac Bonneville special concept car
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5

During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, what did Kennedy threaten if Khrushchev did not agree to remove missiles from the Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile site under construction in Cuba?

A
A fact-finding mission to explore launching US missiles stationed in Turkey into the USSR
B
Sanctions to prevent export of Russian caviar
C
A "naval quarantine", when the US Navy would inspect all ships arriving in Cuba
D
A mid-Atlantic blockade to prevent all Russian ships crossing
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6

In 2011 when the newly constituted Union of South American Nations came into being, it planned to distribute its main functions, especially its Headquarters, the South American Parliament and the headquarters of its bank (the "Bank of the South") in various cities. Which of these cities was NOT one?

A
Cochabamba, Bolivia
B
Quito, Ecuador
C
Lima, Peru
D
Caracas, Venezuela
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7

Which of these people is an Australian professional surfer and triple world champion on the Women's ASP World Tour (2007, 2008, 2009)?

A
Caroline Wozniacki
B
Stephanie Gilmore
C
Barbara Hepworth
D
Julia Gillard
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