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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 December 2016

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1

By what name is Domenico Theotocopuli better known?

A
El Greco
B
Socrates
C
Gerald Durrell
D
Theodore Bikel
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2

Americans call it a hood. What do the British call it?

A
Lid
B
Portmanteau
C
Bonnet
D
Glovebox
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3

What did the oceanographer and racing boat captain Charles J. Moore see when he was returning from a race in 1997?

A
A deep sea frilled shark
B
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
C
A coelacanth
D
A Ginkgo Biloba tree growing on a raft of vegetation
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4

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Arash Miresmaeili, an Iranian judoka, did not compete in a match against an Israeli. Which of these did not result?

A
He was awarded the US$125,000 paid to all Iranian gold medal winners by the Iranian government
B
He was officially cleared of intentionally avoiding the bout
C
He was disqualified from all future Olympics
D
He was officially disqualified for excessive weight.
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5

What is the opening line of "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke?

A
Don't know much about history
B
I see leaves of green
C
It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear
D
Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, Friendly old girl of a town
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6

Food poisoning is an umbrella term covering foodborne illness from what source or sources?

A
Bacteria
B
A virus
C
Parasites
D
Any of these
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7

Fort Knox, home to the US Bullion Depository (the US gold reserves), the US Army Armor Center and the US Army Armor School, is in which state?

A
Pennsylvania
B
Kentucky
C
Massachusetts
D
Boston
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