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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 May 2017

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1

What distinguishes a bearded vulture, or ossifrage?

A
It drops bones from height onto stones to break them
B
A long white ruff
C
Feathers above its beak
D
It nests on the plains and lowlands
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2

What are karanga weka, pūtōrino, and poi āwhiowhio?

A
Root vegetables grown in Papua New Guinea
B
Species of North Australian bird
C
Traditional Maori clothing for sacred occasions
D
Maori musical instruments
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3

Which of these is double-landlocked?

A
Mongolia
B
Uzbekistan
C
Bhutan
D
Nepal
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4

At which battle, which began on 4 May 1942, were Japanese losses at least 7 warships, with over 20 others damaged, and USA losses included the aircraft carrier "Lexington" and two other ships?

A
Battle of the Nile
B
The Battle of Copenhagen
C
The Battle of Trafalgar
D
The Battle of the Coral Sea
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5

What was the name of those at the centre of the series of comic strips and books by Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson?

A
Nils Holgersson and the wild geese
B
Pippi Longstocking and her friends
C
Hans Brinker and his family
D
The Moomins, or Mumintrolls
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6

Who invented the centigrade temperature scale in 1742?

A
Alexander Fleming
B
Frederick Fahrenheit
C
Anders Celsius
D
William Kelvin
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7

Where was the 2008 Ryder Cup competition held?

A
Avalon Golf Club
B
Valhalla Golf Club
C
Valkyrie Golf Club
D
Mountain King Golf Club
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