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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 September 2016

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1

Which of these terms means a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement, even if actually well-founded?

A
Anagram
B
Palindrome
C
Pun
D
Paradox
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2

Which of these is the name of the 3 time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons?

A
Macavity
B
Tweety
C
Garfield
D
Sylvester
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3

Which American jazz drummer and bandleader, billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and known for his virtuosic technique, power, groove, and speed, had his most widely seen TV performances in a 1978 episode of "The Muppet Show", where he played against "Animal" in a drum battle?

A
"Jelly Roll" Morton
B
Paul Whiteman
C
"Buddy" Rich
D
Benny Goodman
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4

In what field is Dr Anatoly Karpov best known internationally?

A
Chess
B
Heart surgery
C
Weightlifting
D
Opera
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5

Which are the official languages of the Republic of Djibouti?

A
Arabic and English
B
Arabic and French
C
Somali and German
D
English, French and Affar
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6

Of which species of plant found on the floors of east Asian forests from eastern India, Indochina, China and Japan have 93 species been formally described, and, it is speculated, there may be 200 to 300?

A
Hyacinth
B
Aspidistra
C
Oleander
D
Nasturtium
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7

What was the "Scopes Monkey Trial" about?

A
Keeping dangerous animals as domestic pets
B
Ill-treatment of animals in a Tennessee zoo
C
Teaching the theory of evolution in schools
D
A London fraud involving amounts of £500
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