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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 March 2021

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British playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan's play "The Audience" (2013) was the inspiration, together with his earlier film "The Queen" (2006), for what critically acclaimed Netflix series first released in 2016?

A
The Last Kingdom
B
You
C
I Am Not Okay With This
D
The Crown
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2

In cricket, what name is given to a lower-order batsman who comes in to bat higher up the order than usual near the end of the day's play, to maintain most of the strike until the close of play and so protect other, more capable batsmen from being out cheaply in what may be a period of tiredness or in poor light?

A
Night Porter
B
Nightwatchman
C
Night Starvation
D
Night Errant
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3

A coherer, hot wire barretter and cat's whisker were all types of what?

A
Devices for measuring very small distances
B
Radio detector
C
Water heaters
D
Needles
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4

In 2017 it was announced that the unofficial geographical centre of North America had been recalculated as being near which town?

A
Chesterfield Inlet, Hudson Bay, Canada
B
Rugby, North Dakota, USA
C
Center, North Dakota, USA
D
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5

Why did the East European country of Circassia cease to exist in the 19th century?

A
It was destroyed by multiple earthquakes in 1864
B
It lost the Russian-Circassian War
C
About 97% of the people died in a flare up of the Black Death
D
It decided to merge with the kingdom of Alania
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6

Who was the main author of "The Reshaping of British Railways", an attempt in 1963 to reduce the cost of running British Railways, that is remembered for the closure of more than 4,000 miles of railway lines and 3,000 stations in the next decade?

A
Lord Beaverbrook
B
Sir Thomas Beecham
C
Daniel Barenboim
D
Dr Richard Beeching
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7

What is a motto of the Hells Angels?

A
Don't touch the Hog
B
When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets
C
One for all and all for one
D
A healthy mind in a healthy body
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