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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 March 2017

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1

What is the area 19th century Europeans called the Barbary Coast known as now?

A
Alexandria
B
Tripoli
C
The Greater Maghreb
D
Yemen
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2

Which country trained eagles in 2016 to intercept and take down drones which are believed to be posing a danger to the public?

A
UK
B
The Netherlands
C
New Zealand
D
Sweden
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3

A 1952 film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen was "Singin' In The ... " what?

A
Rain
B
Bath
C
Street
D
City
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4

What was the main conclusion of the McLaren report to the World Anti-Doping Agency in December 2016?

A
The results of specified Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics should stand
B
Russia was NOT involved, on the state level, in doping cover-ups for athletes
C
Confirmed systematic manipulation of doping controls by Russia at international games 2012 to 2014
D
WADA should take over drug testing from the International Olympics Committee
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5

Some tarantulas, caterpillars and plants share what defence mechanism?

A
Camouflage as a dangerous animal or insect
B
Toxic breath
C
Urticating hairs
D
Playing dead
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6

Who was the King of Thailand from 1946 to 2016?

A
Surayud Chulanont
B
Abhisit Vejjajiva
C
Thaksin Shinawatra
D
Bhumibol Adulyadej
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7

In 1821 which of these countries declared independence from Spain?

A
Brazil
B
Venezuela
C
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
D
Chile
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