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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 September 2020

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1

In musical notation, what word means "exactly: neither sharp nor flat"?

A
Tonic
B
Ordinary
C
Pitched
D
Natural
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2

Which of these was the title of a TV series starring Robert Stack as Eliot Ness, who was in charge of a police unit that tackled criminals during the American Prohibition?

A
The Untouchables
B
The Unmentionables
C
The Invincibles
D
The Unnoticeables
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3

What is the name for the highly viscous layer of the earth that is about 2,890 km (1,800 miles) thick and makes up about 84 percent of Earth's volume?

A
Crust
B
Mantle
C
Core
D
Lithosphere
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4

George Washington became president of the USA in which century?

A
18th
B
17th
C
19th
D
16th
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5

Which of these instruments was a feature of spectating at the FIFA World Cup 2010?

A
Bagpipe
B
Tambora
C
Vuvuzela
D
Ocarina
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6

What is the name of the system of stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter (then Latin letters in lower-case then upper-case), followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name (e.g. α Tauri)?

A
Henry Draper Catalogue
B
Flamsteed designation
C
Bayer designation
D
Hipparcos Catalogue
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7

What playwright was jailed for stealing and defacing books from the Islington Library?

A
Edward Bond
B
Harold Pinter
C
John Osbourne
D
Joe Orton
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