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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 April 2016

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Who, in the 16th century, published "Orbium Coelestium", the theory that underlies our current understanding of the relationship of the earth to the sun and the planets?

A
Isaac Newton
B
Galileo Galilei
C
Ptolemy of Alexandria
D
Nicolaus Copernicus
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2

Which of these describes food that originates from the Mississippi delta?

A
Jazz
B
Creole
C
Hip hop
D
Rap
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3

What is the name of the model for the formation and evolution of the solar system first developed in the 18th century by Emanuel Swedenborg, Immanuel Kant, and Pierre-Simon Laplace?

A
Gravitational collapse exposition
B
Nebular hypothesis
C
Giant molecular cloud theory
D
Big bang theory
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4

What distinguishes the flag for Mali from that for its near neighbour Senegal?

A
The stripes of Senegal's flag are horizontal
B
A green five-pointed star in the centre of Senegal's central yellow stripe
C
The colours of Mali's flag are in reverse order
D
Mali's flag carries a crescent moon
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5

Gumboot Day held since 1985, celebrating the gumboot and including gumboot throwing contests, takes place where?

A
Taihape, New Zealand
B
Manila, the Philippines
C
Sochi, Russia
D
Austin, Texas, USA
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6

What playwright wrote many of his plays for the Stephen Joseph Company in Scarborough, UK?

A
William Wycherley
B
Harold Pinter
C
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
D
Alan Ayckbourn
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7

When was the sculpture of the four faces on Mount Rushmore begun?

A
1947
B
1907
C
1927
D
1937
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