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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 January 2022

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Ben Hollioake who with his brother Adam made his England Test debut in the 1997 One Day International (ODI), made two test appearances and earned 20 ODI caps before he died in 2002 at the age of 24 in Australia. How did he die?

A
He was taken by a salt water crocodile
B
He was hit in the head during a Test game by a fast ball
C
In a street robbery
D
He crashed his car
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2

What does "coup d'etat" mean?

A
Taking over a government
B
Ability to act appropriately in social situations
C
A magnificent effort
D
Newly rich
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3

The Vandals sacked which city in 445 AD?

A
Budapest
B
Paris
C
Rome
D
Prague
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4

A logarithmic spiral, frequently seen in natural phenomena and called spira mirabilis by Jacob Bernoulli in the 17th century, is characterised by what?

A
Distances between the curves are constant
B
Its shape stays the same as its size increases
C
As the spiral increases in size the distance between its outer arms narrows until it disappears
D
It always appears in combinations of two or more spirals
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5

Which is the first children's book in which Dr Seuss did not write in rhyming verse?

A
If I Ran the Zoo
B
Horton Hatches an Egg
C
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
D
Green Eggs and Ham
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6

What was Ellis Island, in New York harbour, used for from 1892 to 1954?

A
Processing immigrants to the USA
B
Animal quarantine station
C
Prison
D
Casino
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7

Andrew Clutterbuck has played lead in two acclaimed TV series in the UK and the USA which deal in supernatural phenomena, under what name?

A
Andrew Bartle
B
Andrew Garfield
C
Andrew McCarthy
D
Andrew Lincoln
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