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General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 28 July 2023

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1

In 1138-9 and later in 1156-9, a series of earthquakes struck which is frequently listed among the most deadly in history. It struck multiple places but initially and most destructively in which area?

A
Berlin
B
Aleppo
C
The Arctic
D
What is now Ottawa
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2

What is the main feature of the design of a "Riparium"?

A
Live aquatic animals
B
Circulating current through different-levelled pools
C
The mostly submerged area of a wetland or freshwater shore habitat
D
A dry habitat
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3

Mascagni's one act opera Cavalleria Rusticana is often performed as a double bill with which other opera?

A
Gianni Schicchi
B
Trial By Jury
C
I Pagliacci
D
La Cenerentola
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4

What geological formation characterises the coastline of Norway?

A
Volcanic caldera
B
Glacier-created fjords
C
Flood plains
D
River erosion
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5

The "Maple Leaf Rag", an influential hit in the ragtime genre, was by whom?

A
Glenn Miller
B
Lewis F. Muir
C
Scott Joplin
D
George Gershwin
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6

The word "horror" comes from a Latin word meaning what?

A
Bristle
B
Be overwhelmed with dread
C
Blind terror
D
Recoil
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7

Which golfer won the US Open for two years in a row, in 1988 and 1989, and in 1988 became the first man to win a million dollars in official money on the PGA Tour in a season?

A
Tom Watson
B
Jack Nicklaus
C
Curtis Strange
D
Scott Simpson
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