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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 July 2016

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1

What country was Ben Johnson representing when he was stripped of his gold medal at the 1988 Olympics for taking banned steroids?

A
Canada
B
Russia
C
Germany
D
USA
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2

Who was known as "the last of the red hot Mamas"?

A
Mae West
B
Sophie Tucker
C
Ethel Merman
D
Ma Rainey
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3

Iguaçu, Angel and Guairá are all names for what?

A
Sculptures in the centre of Rio de Janeiro
B
A type of South American rodent
C
Waterfalls in South America
D
Bridges over the Paraná River, between Brazil and Paraguay
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4

When, for the first time in history, were all 4 of the top acting honours in the Academy Awards awarded to non-Americans?

A
The 49th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1976)
B
The 80th Academy Awards (for the best films of 2008)
C
The 27th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1954)
D
The 37th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1965)
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5

What function does the operculum serve in the human uterus?

A
Initial means of attachment of the fertilised egg to the uterine wall
B
Covers the outer surface
C
It is the neck of each fallopian tube
D
Blocks the cervix of the uterus after conception
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6

Which of these pairs are homophones?

A
"Bed" and "board"
B
"Key" and "quay"
C
"Tough" and "cough"
D
"Do" and "done"
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7

Which military academy was established in 1802 on the Hudson River, USA?

A
Harvard
B
Sandhurst
C
West Point
D
Yale
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