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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 June 2016

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1

In 1971 Alan Shepard fired two balls on the surface of the moonin which sporting code?

A
Basketball
B
Golf
C
Target shooting
D
Baseball
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2

What is the lining membrane of the cavity of the eyeball connected to the optic nerve which forms the receptor surface for light rays?

A
Rigoletto
B
Retina
C
Retsina
D
Red eye
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3

After a kangaroo court trial in 1989 which European leader and his wife were then executed by firing squad?

A
Nikolae Ceaușescu
B
Benito Mussolini
C
Josip Broz Tito
D
Alexander Dubček
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4

In the term "CE", for years called "AD" in Christian terminology, what does the "C" stand for?

A
Christian
B
Common
C
Combined
D
Collective
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5

Who was a British political reformer, writer and politician, noted for her long-standing championship of the Single Transferable Vote system of elections who is the author (1974) of "How Democracies Vote", a standard reference work on electoral systems?

A
Enid Lakeman
B
Joan Fry Lakeman
C
Atalie Colman
D
Natalie Wood
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6

One of the unique qualities of the Moconá (or Yucumã) Falls in the Uruguay River is that they run along the river rather than across it, and another is what?

A
They are regularly obscured when water rises in the river
B
They are taller at their high point than the Victoria Falls
C
They completely dry up at the peak of the dry season
D
The water is orange
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7

What is a style of delivery mostly used in operas, oratorios, and cantata, in which a singer adopts the rhythms of ordinary speech?

A
Monotone
B
Plainsong
C
Recitative
D
Vocalisation
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