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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 September 2016

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What is "lutein"?

A
The yellow colouring in the yolk of an egg
B
The tuning peg on a lute string
C
An airtight stopper
D
Woods from which lutes are usually made
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2

In what cartoon series would Paddi, Beauty, Wolnie, Weslie, Cool Bro, Big Guy and Daisy be characters?

A
Mickey Mouse, USA
B
Hello Kitty, Japan
C
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, China
D
Kid vs Kat, Canada
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3

In astronomical terms when is the diamond ring effect seen?

A
During supernova
B
During a solar flare
C
During a total eclipse of the sun by the moon
D
In the last stages of supernova
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4

Which 17th century English poet was made Poet Laureate in 1670?

A
John Keats
B
John Dryden
C
John Milton
D
John Betjeman
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5

Where do the waters of the River Ganges empty into?

A
Bay of Bengal
B
English Channel
C
Sea of Japan
D
The Great Australian Bight
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6

In which country was "The Tunguska Event" on 30 June 1908, believed to have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment of 5–10 kilometres (3–6 miles) above the Earth's surface?

A
USA
B
Japan
C
Russia
D
Chile
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7

US basketball's "Dream Team" first appeared at which Olympic Games?

A
2000 Sydney
B
1996 Atlanta
C
1992 Barcelona
D
1976 Montreal
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