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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 August 2015

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Why did Lawrence Lemieux, a Canadian sailor competing in the 1988 Summer Olympics, and finishing in 21st place in his race receive the Pierre de Coubertin medal?

A
For his services in setting the 1988 Games up
B
He was severely injured but continued racing
C
He abandoned his race to save an injured competitor
D
He donated vital equipment from his own craft to ensure the eventual winners could race
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2

An organisation formed in 1890 to promote cooperation across the countries of Latin America and the U.S was established under what name?

A
Organization of American States
B
International Union of American Republics
C
Pan-American Union
D
Union of American Republics
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3

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are equal?

A
Isosceles
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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4

T E Lawrence was known as Lawrence of where?

A
Australia
B
Kenya
C
Rhodesia
D
Arabia
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5

France's largest international airport and one of the world principal aviation centres, also known as Roissy, is usually known by the name of what historical figure?

A
Charles de Gaulle
B
Vercingetorix
C
Bonaparte
D
Louis XIV - the Sun King
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6

Which of these is most likely to have a sharp edge?

A
Halidom
B
Halibut
C
Halbstarker
D
Halberd
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7

The famous armless statue of Venus, or Aphrodite, was first discovered in CE times (in 1820 CE) in what ancient city ruins?

A
Nice
B
Verona
C
Milos
D
Syracuse
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