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Daily Quiz #4946

General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 3 August 2022

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1

Of the various meanings of "gudgeon" which of these is NOT one?

A
A small European freshwater fish
B
A rudder blade
C
A credulous or easily fooled person
D
The socket for the male component of a hinge or pivot
Select from the options above.
2

What was the name of the German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron", officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories, who died in 1918, from wounds sustained in combat?

A
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen
B
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel
C
Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin
D
Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm
Select from the options above.
3

When the US swimmer Michael Phelps became the youngest male at the time to break a world record in swimming, what was the occasion?

A
200 m butterfly in the World Championship Trials for the 2001 World Aquatics Championships
B
200 m individual medley at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships
C
4 x 100 m medley relay in the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
D
400 m individual medley at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships
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4

What do the writings - by historian Sima Qian 2nd century BCE in the "Shiji"; by Saint Augustine in "Confessions" about 400 CE; in "The Book of Margery Kempe" 1438; by Enea Silvio Piccolomini (then Pope Pius II) in "Commentarii" 1458-1464 - have in common?

A
They contain historical research
B
They are autobiographical
C
They are writings of theological dissent
D
They include fantasy or fables
Select from the options above.
5

In mid 2022 dust stretching more than 3,500 miles (5,630 km) and covering more than 2.2 million sq miles (5.7 million sq km) reached Florida, Texas, Mexico, Venezuela and the Caribbean. What was the source of the dust?

A
The Sahara Desert
B
The Gobi Desert
C
The Mojave Desert
D
The Namib Desert
Select from the options above.
6

During the Great, or Western, Schism from 1378, there were two or more Popes recognised in the Catholic Church. Who was elected in 1417 and eventually recognised by the majority as the single Pope?

A
Martin V
B
Pius XXIII
C
Swallow V
D
Benedict XVI
Select from the options above.
7

What is a state of stability, in which all forces are equal and opposing, cancelling each other out?

A
Stasis
B
Monotony
C
Blandness
D
Statuesque
Select from the options above.
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