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General Knowledge Quiz for 28 September 2020

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1

The first European scientific observation of a transit of Venus (when Venus passes between the Sun and Earth, and can be seen as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun) was made by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree in England in what year?

A
1639
B
1751
C
1867
D
1769
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2

Which of these is in Nice?

A
Champs Elysées
B
Promenade des Anglaises
C
Via Flaminia
D
Place de San Marco
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3

What film character was created by Paul Hogan?

A
Crocodile Dundee
B
Alligator Glasgow
C
Wombat Stirling
D
Platypus Dumbarton
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4

In British history, what "House" ruled after the House of Hanover?

A
Plantagenet
B
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
C
Stuart
D
Tudor
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5

The Montreal Biodome in Montreal allows visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas. What was the building originally constructed for?

A
Town Hall
B
Catholic cathedral
C
Basketball stadium
D
The velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games
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6

In 2006 English politician George Galloway was widely quoted as saying that it would be "morally justified if someone chose to assassinate …" whom?

A
Robert Mugabe
B
George W Bush
C
Tony Blair
D
Muammar al-Gaddafi
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7

Which of these is a small member of the lute family, in use in Europe during the Renaissance?

A
Sackbut
B
Crumhorn
C
Shawm
D
Mandore
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