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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 March 2022

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Where did a magnitude 7.7 earthquake, 12.8 miles (20.6 km) deep occur at 9:42 p.m. local time on 25 October 2010, which generated a "significant tsunami" and resulted in at least 113 people reported dead, and over 160 missing?

A
Christchurch, New Zealand
B
Sumatra, Indonesia
C
5 km off the coast of Sri Lanka
D
Guatemala City
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2

In Japan, what is the Shinkansen?

A
The national Sumo wrestling champion
B
High speed rail line
C
A museum ship that was captured from Vikings
D
An area in Tokyo where foreigners live
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3

What is a common name for the United Nations peacekeeping forces?

A
Green Berets
B
Blue Berets
C
Red Caps
D
Green Days
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4

What is another name for caustic soda?

A
Sodium hydroxide
B
Sodium chloride
C
Sodium hypochlorite
D
Sodium monoxide
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5

From what sport did top-ranking athlete Naomi Osaka publicly take a break in 2021?

A
Golf
B
Tennis
C
Yachting
D
Swimming
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6

Who discovered Uranus in 1781?

A
Charles Darwin
B
Edwin Hubble
C
William Herschel
D
Fred Hoyle
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7

What 2008 American science-based drama TV series of 18 one-hour episodes starring Rufus Sewell and Marley Shelton is based on a 2006 British TV series of the same name?

A
Eleventh Hour
B
Numb3rs
C
Scrubs
D
Fawlty Towers
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