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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 March 2021

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1

Why were George Atzerodt, Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell and David Herold hanged in Washington, D.C., on 7 July 1865?

A
They were members of Billy the Kid's gang
B
They were conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
C
They had incited the southern states to secede from the union
D
They had attempted to burn down the White House
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2

A Soviet film adaptation of which Shakespearean play, directed by Grigori Kozintsev, with black-and-white photography, a score by Shostakovich and a script based on a translation by Boris Pasternak, was made by Mosfilm in 1971?

A
Macbeth
B
The Merchant of Venice
C
Titus Andronicus
D
King Lear
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3

Which of these places is closest to Chicago, Illinois, USA?

A
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B
San Francisco, California, USA
C
Mexico City, Mexico
D
Montreal, Canada
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4

In the Bible, which of these words means angels?

A
Poppadom
B
Joachim
C
Seraphim
D
Terrapin
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5

Who was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox who is famous for his 49-game hitting streak in 1915, while playing in the Pacific Coast League, a league record until it was broken by Joe DiMaggio?

A
Jack Ness
B
Willie Keeler
C
Chick Gandil
D
Jack Fournier
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6

Which of these historical periods in Britain is most recent?

A
Georgian
B
Plantagenet
C
Stuart
D
Tudor
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7

What colour is a domesticated Pekin duck?

A
Blue
B
Black
C
Green
D
White
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