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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 December 2020

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1

In what language was the chivalric romance "Primaleon of Greece" (published 1516) written?

A
French
B
English
C
Italian
D
Castilian
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2

Who, when discussing the power of a lever, is reputed to have said "give me but one firm place on which to stand and I will move the earth"?

A
Leonardo da Vinci
B
Pythagoras
C
Archimedes
D
Isaac Newton
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3

Which professional surfer who died on 2 November 2010, the only surfer to have won a title at every venue on the ASP calendar, had won 3 world titles (2002, 2003, 2004) and as recently as 3 September 2010 had won the Billabong Pro in Tahiti?

A
Kelly Slater
B
Andy Irons
C
Mick Fanning
D
Sunny Garcia
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4

In the 13th century BCE, as recorded in the Jewish Torah (in the book of "Names", or "Exodus"), Moses was commanded on Mount Sinai to do many things, one of which was to …?

A
Take 100 wives
B
Embrace his brother, Aaron
C
Prepare a cure for leprosy
D
Carry out a census of the Israelites
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5

What is the name of the special type of glass in which champagne should be served?

A
Flute
B
Piccolo
C
Fife
D
Clarinet
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6

Which of these is a small chain of islands that connects Sri Lanka to southern India?

A
Rama's Bridge
B
The Giant's Causeway
C
Devil's Bridge
D
Offa's Dyke
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7

Where is the Sea of Muscovy?

A
On the Moon
B
Off the east coast of Canada
C
Due north of Moscow
D
In the book "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
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