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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 May 2017

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Who officially represented Brazil at the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics?

A
President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach
B
President of Brazil, Dilma Roussef
C
Vice-President of Brazil, Michel Temer
D
Brazilian footballer Pelé
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2

The Christian festival of Easter Sunday occurs on which day?

A
The fifth Sunday after the full moon following the new year
B
Usually the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the vernal equinox
C
The sixth Sunday on or after the vernal equinox
D
The second Sunday after the full moon following the celebration of Christmas
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3

What are Tashkent Tower, Uzbekistan, and Dragon Tower in Harbin, People's Republic of China?

A
Defensive towers built by Genghis Khan
B
Ice towers built annually for Ice Festivals
C
Freestanding steel lattice radio towers
D
Tube slides
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4

Who won a Nobel prize in 1918 "for the services he rendered to the advancement of physics by his discovery of energy quanta", established a major Law of Radiation and sparked the development of Quantum Theory from 1900?

A
Van Allen
B
Fred Hoyle
C
Ernest Rutherford
D
Max Planck
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5

In total, how many moons do the 4 planets closest to the sun have?

A
10
B
12
C
1
D
3
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6

What was the purpose of the international organisation which followed the signing of the Morges Manifesto in 1961?

A
To regulate key components of the financial world
B
To conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth
C
To improve communication and collaboration among brain researchers
D
To implement the United Nations drug conventions
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7

In which 1994 Walt Disney animated film did the phrase "Hakuna matata" become famous?

A
Mulan
B
Toy Story
C
Aladdin
D
The Lion King
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