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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 April 2017

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Somebody who is wordy, long-winded, or uses many more words than seem necessary, can be described as what?

A
Prolix
B
Prolific
C
Proleptic
D
Promiscuous
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2

What will be affected by a HALO operation?

A
Glaucoma
B
Hair growth on the crown of the head
C
Varicose veins in the lower legs
D
Piles
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3

What do Bruce Banner, James Howlett and Selina Kyle have in common?

A
They are alter-egos for superheroes
B
They were the team of scientists which developed synthetic insulin
C
They are chess grand masters
D
They started Gay Pride parades in their respective cities
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4

If someone is referred to as a "liverpudlian", which city do they come from?

A
Glasgow
B
Liverpool
C
St Austell
D
Newcastle
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5

Why was the Ice Hockey World Championship at Chamonix in 1930 moved mid-championship to Vienna and Berlin?

A
The German and Austrian teams refused to continue unless the move was made
B
The natural ice in the Chamonix venue melted
C
Settled fog blanketed the venue
D
Part of the seating collapsed and the venue was declared unsafe
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6

What figure of Apollo stood from around 280 BC until destroyed by an earthquake around 224 BC?

A
Lighthouse of Alexandria
B
Statue of Liberty
C
Gilgamesh
D
Colossus of Rhodes
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7

Guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, known in the fields of world fusion, New Acoustic, Americana, experimental rock, grindcore, country, folk, and film soundtrack, also has an Emmy award for what?

A
Best Rock Performance
B
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
C
Best Roots Gospel Album
D
Best Opera Recording
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