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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 November 2014

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The wife of Humphrey Verdon Roe, with whom she founded a ground-breaking clinic in Britain, was also an author, palaeobotanist and campaigner for women's rights. What was the field in which she is known for pioneering effective, widespread and consistent action?

A
Prevention or cure of sexually transmitted diseases
B
Birth control
C
Neonatal and early childhood care
D
Marital guidance counselling
Select from the options above.
2

He was a celebrated geographer, botanist, biogeographer (among the first) and explorer, and a scientist in the study of earth magnetism whose work led to the establishment of magnetic and meteorological stations across northern Asia. Who was he?

A
Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859)
B
Heinrich Lenz (1804–1865)
C
Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz (1793–1831)
D
Aimé Bonpland (1773–1858)
Select from the options above.
3

The name of the Accademia della Crusca, formed in Florence in 1583, refers to what?

A
Winnowing grain
B
Core societal values
C
Renaissance in cooking methods
D
Crucial language developments
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4

Where would be the best place to see the Andean Condor in its native environment?

A
Swiss Alps
B
California
C
Peru
D
Tibet
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5

What state, earlier known as the Bohemian Kingdom and part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time of the Empire's dissolution at the end of World War I, was formed in 1918?

A
Poland
B
Czechoslovakia
C
Lithuania
D
Hungary
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6

Zev Hoover, a Massachusetts schoolboy, had international recognition in 2014 for his Little Folk Project; what did the project involve?

A
Photography
B
Anthropological research
C
Study of beetles
D
Fairy tales
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7

Which team won the eighth World Polo Championship in Mexico in May 2008?

A
Argentina
B
Chile
C
Brazil
D
England
Select from the options above.
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