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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 September 2020

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1

What is the meaning in English of the French word "éclair"?

A
Brightness
B
Sticky
C
Lightning
D
Clarity
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2

"It's still the same old story, the fight for love and glory" are lines from the theme song for which film?

A
Four Weddings and a Funeral
B
All Quiet on the Western Front
C
Casablanca
D
The African Queen
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3

Ojos del Salado on the border between Chile and Argentina is what?

A
The highest historically active volcano in the world
B
An Inca city
C
The world's major source of cobalt
D
The only wild home for the critically endangered white-backed vulture
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4

At which Winter Olympics was artificial snow first used?

A
Calgary, 1988
B
Grenoble, 1968
C
Lake Placid, 1980
D
Innsbruck, 1976
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5

Which of these was an American astronomer?

A
Edwin Hubble
B
Joseph Banks
C
Arthur C Clarke
D
Derek Fowlds
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6

In 47 BC, after the war with Pharnaces II of Pontus in the city of Zela (now known as Zile, in Turkey), who is credited with saying "Veni, vidi, vici"?

A
Alexander the Great
B
Julius Caesar
C
Genghis Khan
D
Winston Churchill
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7

What nationality was the merchant brigantine "Mary Celeste" when she was found deserted and floating off the Azores in 1872?

A
British
B
American
C
Canadian
D
Italian
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