General Knowledge Quiz (Round 254)

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2020 General Knowledge

Which novel by Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in May 1937?

Gone With the Wind

 

Whom did António Guterres replace as United Nations Secretary-General in 2017?

Ban Ki-moon.

 

The world’s first jet airliner made its maiden flight from London to Johannesburg in 1952. What model was it?

de Havilland Comet

 

Which city in South America was founded by the Portugese in March 1565?

Rio de Janeiro

 

The world's first national park was established in 1862 in which country?

The USA (Yellowstone)

 

Which British-Italian engineer obtained a patent for radio in London in 1897

Guglielmo Marconi

 

In weather, a High pressure system is also known as what? a) Cyclone b) Anticyclone c) Warm Front

b) Anticyclone

 

What was originally created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family, but then restored in the 1990s after it fell into neglect after the first world war?

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

 

The Chukwa is the Hindi version of a legend from many cultures about a giant turtle. What is the turtle's purpose?

To carry the world on its back

 

If an Australian was watching the 'bush telly' what would they be doing?

Sat watching a campfire