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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 May 2021

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1

Known as "snap apple", "bobbing for apples" and "dooking" what does this game ask its participants to do?

A
Curtsey to one another while covering as many apples as possible
B
Pluck apples or almonds out of burning brandy and eat them
C
Swing apples on a string against one another
D
Capture apples either floating in water or hanging from a string
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2

From what type of well does water flow to the surface by natural pressure?

A
Piezometric well
B
Tube well
C
Artesian well
D
Wishing well
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3

Phoebe is a moon of which planet in our solar system?

A
Jupiter
B
Saturn
C
Uranus
D
Mercury
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4

What did Shakespeare say were the names of Hamlet's mother and stepfather?

A
Guinevere and Lancelot
B
Gertrude and Claudius
C
Veronica and Thomas
D
Ophelia and Polonius
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5

Which of these lakes is the largest by area?

A
Windemere
B
Geneva
C
Victoria
D
Superior
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6

Which war pitted anarchists, socialists, and Communists supported by the Soviets and international volunteers, against conservatives, monarchists, nationalists and fascists, with the support of Portugal, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany?

A
The Crimean War
B
The Spanish Civil War
C
The Korean War
D
The Hundred Years War
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7

In the early 19th century, who began classifying minerals by their physical characteristics and not, as had been done traditionally, by their chemical composition?

A
Friedrich Mohs
B
Charles Darwin
C
Albert Einstein
D
Humphrey Davy
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