General Knowledge Quiz #443

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  1. 2. By what name was the city of Volgograd in Russia known from 1925-1961 (before that, it was known as Tsaritsyn)?
  2. 3. Which American won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 4x100m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
  3. 4. Government buildings in which capital city were infamously burned to the ground by the British army during the War of 1812?
  4. 5. In the Looney Tunes cartoons, Taz was which kind of marsupial animal - native to an island state of Australia?
  5. 6. Which post-impressionist painter spent much of his later life in Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, producing many of his paintings before his death in 1903?
  6. 7. Lhasa is the capital of which former nation and current autonomous region of south-western China?
  7. 8. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, which rock bands' Greatest Hits is the highest selling album of all time, with over 38 million copies sold?
  8. 9. Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in 1994 for Forrest Gump - for which film had he won his first Academy Award the year before?
  9. 10. Which nation is due to host both the next Summer Olympics (2020) and the next Rugby World Cup (2019)?
  10. 11. Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
  11. 12. Which major South American country derives its name from the Latin word for silver?
  12. 13. Which Siberian lake - the deepest in the world - contains around 22-23% of all of the Earth's fresh surface water, more than all the American great lakes combined?
  13. 14. 3rd in line to the British crown, what is the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge's eldest child called?
  14. 15. In 2018, which country replaced Trinidad and Tobago as the least populated to play at a FIFA World Cup?
  15. 16. In 2004, which film directed by Peter Jackson matched Ben Hur's record of 11 Academy Awards?
  16. 17. In 1972, who became the first American president to ever visit the communist People's Republic of China?
  17. 18. After escaping Elba in 1814, to which island  in the South Atlantic was Napoleon exiled following his defeat at Waterloo?
  18. 19. For the 2002 film The Pianist - which man became the youngest ever Best Actor winner, at the age of just 29?
  19. 20. In the film series, what is the real first name of swashbuckling archaeologist and adventurer known as "Indiana" Jones?

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  1. 2. By what name was the city of Volgograd in Russia known from 1925-1961 (before that, it was known as Tsaritsyn)?
    Volgograd
  2. 3. Which American won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 4x100m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
    Jesse Owens
  3. 4. Government buildings in which capital city were infamously burned to the ground by the British army during the War of 1812?
    Washington, D.C.
  4. 5. In the Looney Tunes cartoons, Taz was which kind of marsupial animal - native to an island state of Australia?
    Tasmanian Devil
  5. 6. Which post-impressionist painter spent much of his later life in Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, producing many of his paintings before his death in 1903?
    Paul Gauguin
  6. 7. Lhasa is the capital of which former nation and current autonomous region of south-western China?
    Tibet
  7. 8. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, which rock bands' Greatest Hits is the highest selling album of all time, with over 38 million copies sold?
    The Eagles
  8. 9. Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in 1994 for Forrest Gump - for which film had he won his first Academy Award the year before?
    Philadelphia
  9. 10. Which nation is due to host both the next Summer Olympics (2020) and the next Rugby World Cup (2019)?
    Japan
  10. 11. Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
    Jeff Bezos
  11. 12. Which major South American country derives its name from the Latin word for silver?
    Argentina
  12. 13. Which Siberian lake - the deepest in the world - contains around 22-23% of all of the Earth's fresh surface water, more than all the American great lakes combined?
    Lake Baikal
  13. 14. 3rd in line to the British crown, what is the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge's eldest child called?
  14. 15. In 2018, which country replaced Trinidad and Tobago as the least populated to play at a FIFA World Cup?
    Iceland
  15. 16. In 2004, which film directed by Peter Jackson matched Ben Hur's record of 11 Academy Awards?
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  16. 17. In 1972, who became the first American president to ever visit the communist People's Republic of China?
    Richard Nixon
  17. 18. After escaping Elba in 1814, to which island  in the South Atlantic was Napoleon exiled following his defeat at Waterloo?
    St. Helena
  18. 19. For the 2002 film The Pianist - which man became the youngest ever Best Actor winner, at the age of just 29?
    Adrien Brody
  19. 20. In the film series, what is the real first name of swashbuckling archaeologist and adventurer known as "Indiana" Jones?
    Henry