General knowledge: 10 questions

  1. What is the name of the current President of Brazil, recently struck down by Coronavirus after failing to do anything to stop its spread in his country?
  2. If an animal is crepuscular, at what time of day is it most active?
  3. Joe Biden may be the next president of the United States. What state did he represent as senator from 1973 to 2009?
  4. Salbutamol is a drug commonly used to treat which illness?
  5. The DELF is an exam which tests one’s proficiency in what language?
  6. In which country could you ride a train called the Reunification Express?
  7. Which member of the English nobility is associated with the rules of boxing?
  8. What common building material can be used in styles including French bond, English bond and stretcher bond?
  9. Which patron saint of France is famous for getting up after his beheading, and carrying his head several miles to a place where a church dedicated to him now stands?
  10. In which city is the Hermitage, the second largest art gallery in the world?

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  1. What is the name of the current President of Brazil, recently struck down by Coronavirus after failing to do anything to stop its spread in his country?
    A: Jair Bolsonaro
  2. If an animal is crepuscular, at what time of day is it most active?
    A: Twilight
  3. Joe Biden may be the next president of the United States. What state did he represent as senator from 1973 to 2009?
    A: Delaware
  4. Salbutamol is a drug commonly used to treat which illness?
    A: Asthma
  5. The DELF is an exam which tests one’s proficiency in what language?
    A: French (Diplôme d’études en langue française)
  6. In which country could you ride a train called the Reunification Express?
    A: Vietnam
  7. Which member of the English nobility is associated with the rules of boxing_
    A: The Marquess of Queensbury
  8. What common building material can be used in styles including French bond, English bond and stretcher bond?
    A: Brick
  9. Which patron saint of France is famous for getting up after his beheading, and carrying his head several miles to a place where a church dedicated to him now stands?
    A: St. Denis
  10. In which city is the Hermitage, the second largest art gallery in the world?
    A: St. Petersburg

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