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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 July 2016

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1

In 2016 Dubai, UAE, hosted the first international Grand Prix in what discipline?

A
Hawk and eagle slalom racing
B
Land yacht racing
C
Solar powered car racing
D
Drone racing
Select from the options above.
2

What was unusual about the catching of two examples of a species of fish, called the "Coelacanth", in 1938 and 1953?

A
Both had developed legs
B
Both were radioactive
C
They were thought to have been extinct for 50 million years
D
It was believed that they communicated by thought waves
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3

The second incarnation of which organisation was formed at a meeting led by William J Simmons on the top of Stone Mountain, Georgia, in 1915?

A
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
B
Ku Klux Klan
C
Knights of the White Camellia
D
Knights of Mary Phagan
Select from the options above.
4

What is a sanba?

A
A sash used in the grito which opens the annual Sombrero Fest in Tamaulipas, Mexico and Texas USA
B
A Japanese religious chant
C
A small shrub unique to Madagascar
D
A percussion instrument played by holding it in one hand and flicking it with the other
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5

Who wrote the plays "The Cherry Orchard", "Three Sisters", "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya"?

A
Osip Mandelstam
B
Leo Tolstoy
C
Henrik Ibsen
D
Anton Chekhov
Select from the options above.
6

Tornadoes typically consist of...?

A
Fish
B
Rain
C
Snow
D
Wind
Select from the options above.
7

Which US college satirical and humour magazine, first published in 1908 and still current, has featured work by Dr. Seuss, Buck Henry, Chris Miller, and Mindy Kaling including cartoons by F.C. Stockman?

A
The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern
B
The Daily Currant
C
Harvard Lampoon
D
The Brown Jug
Select from the options above.
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