General Knowledge Quiz #451

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  1. 1. Which mountain in the east of Turkey is purported to have been the landing place of Noah's Ark?
  2. 2. The Norse adventurer Rollo was the first ruler of which famous Duchy of northern France?
  3. 3. Which school of art was pioneered by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
  4. 4. Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman both won Oscars for their portrayal of a divorcing couple in which 1979 legal drama film?
  5. 5. Which type of bird was named after a group of islands of the western coast of Africa?
  6. 6. With which state in the American West are Mormons most closely associated?
  7. 7. Which blind singer and pioneer of soul music posthumously received 5 awards at the 2005 Grammy's, following his death the previous year?
  8. 8. In 1917, the British monarch George V changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to begin which new dynasty, in an attempt to avoid any German connotations?
  9. 9. Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia make up the territory of which modern central-European nation?
  10. 10. How many official languages are there in the United States of America?
  11. 11. Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?
  12. 12. What is the surname of father-son politicians Pierre and Justin, who were first elected to the position of Canadian Prime Minister some 40 years apart?
  13. 13. Which African country's official name translates into English as "Lion Mountains"?
  14. 14. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, was analogous to which Greek figure?
  15. 15. Bernardo O'Higgins was an independence leader for which nation in the Americas during the 19th century?
  16. 16. Which legendary film director (1899-1980) is well-known for his cameo roles in 39 of his 52 feature films?
  17. 17. Michael Jordan spent the majority of his NBA career with which Illinois-based basketball franchise?
  18. 18. The 1972 Olympic Games in which city were marred by a terrorist attack targeted at Israeli athletes?
  19. 19. Tanganyika and Zanzibar united in 1964 to become which modern-day African state?
  20. 20. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a controversial confrontation that helped spark US intervention in which disastrous Asian war?

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  1. 1. Which mountain in the east of Turkey is purported to have been the landing place of Noah's Ark?
    Mt. Ararat
  2. 2. The Norse adventurer Rollo was the first ruler of which famous Duchy of northern France?
    Normandy
  3. 3. Which school of art was pioneered by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
    Cubism
  4. 4. Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman both won Oscars for their portrayal of a divorcing couple in which 1979 legal drama film?
    Kramer Vs. Kramer
  5. 5. Which type of bird was named after a group of islands of the western coast of Africa?
  6. 6. With which state in the American West are Mormons most closely associated?
    Utah
  7. 7. Which blind singer and pioneer of soul music posthumously received 5 awards at the 2005 Grammy's, following his death the previous year?
    Ray Charles
  8. 8. In 1917, the British monarch George V changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to begin which new dynasty, in an attempt to avoid any German connotations?
    Windsor
  9. 9. Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia make up the territory of which modern central-European nation?
    Czech Republic
  10. 10. How many official languages are there in the United States of America?
    0
  11. 11. Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?
    Miroslav Klose
  12. 12. What is the surname of father-son politicians Pierre and Justin, who were first elected to the position of Canadian Prime Minister some 40 years apart?
    Trudeau
  13. 13. Which African country's official name translates into English as "Lion Mountains"?
    Sierra Leone
  14. 14. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, was analogous to which Greek figure?
    Dionysus
  15. 15. Bernardo O'Higgins was an independence leader for which nation in the Americas during the 19th century?
    Chile
  16. 16. Which legendary film director (1899-1980) is well-known for his cameo roles in 39 of his 52 feature films?
    Alfred Hitchcock
  17. 17. Michael Jordan spent the majority of his NBA career with which Illinois-based basketball franchise?
    Chicago Bulls
  18. 18. The 1972 Olympic Games in which city were marred by a terrorist attack targeted at Israeli athletes?
    Munich
  19. 19. Tanganyika and Zanzibar united in 1964 to become which modern-day African state?
    Tanzania
  20. 20. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a controversial confrontation that helped spark US intervention in which disastrous Asian war?
    Vietnam War