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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 October 2020

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1

What is a steam packet?

A
A ship sailing a regular service between two ports
B
A sack of coal
C
An extra engine attached to a train
D
The amount of vapour moved by three 1 inch fan blades at 500 r.p.m.
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2

What was the name of the English law court, subsequently abolished in 1641, that had a mandate from Henry VII to deal with nobles who were too powerful to be punished by ordinary courts?

A
Old Bailey
B
Star Chamber
C
The Althing
D
Kangaroo Court
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3

In the 6th century BC, where was the empire of Cyrus the Great?

A
India
B
Mexico
C
Persia
D
China
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4

Which were the first Olympic Games held under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency of Jacques Rogge, Count Rogge?

A
2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, USA
B
2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece
C
2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia
D
2006 Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy
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5

The Pamir mountains lie mostly in which country?

A
Vietnam
B
Japan
C
Tajikistan
D
India
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6

Which of these is NOT released when wood burns?

A
Carbon
B
Hydrogen
C
Oxygen
D
Calcium
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7

What is the popular name for Beethoven's piano sonata in C Sharp Minor?

A
Sunlight Sonata
B
Twilight Sonata
C
Moonlight Sonata
D
Midnight Sonata
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