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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 May 2017

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1

An arm of which ocean lies to the east of the island which was for a time called Formosa?

A
Atlantic
B
Indian
C
Pacific
D
Southern
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2

According to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) study published in 2017, what is the source of up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans?

A
Tiny plastic bits washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres
B
Collars from packs of drink cans
C
One-time-use plastic bags
D
Fishing nets
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3

When and where did the Acol system evolve?

A
1930s in London, UK
B
1940s and 1950s in Philadelphia, USA
C
1930s in Indianapolis, USA
D
1960s in New York, USA
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4

What nationality is the director of the BAFTA- and Palme d'Or-winning drama "Paris, Texas" (1984)?

A
American
B
German
C
British
D
French
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5

Tom Jones sang the theme song to which James Bond film, released in 1965?

A
You Only Live Twice
B
Live and Let Die
C
Thunderball
D
Casino Royale
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6

What does the Latin term “compos mentis” mean?

A
Of sound mind
B
Camp men
C
Fertiliser repairs
D
Communist Postmen
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7

From 1949 to 1989, with final closure in 1991, what did the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) do in the then Kazakh Republic?

A
Carry out its main nuclear testing and explosions
B
Drill the main infantry units in its army
C
Carry out tank manoeuvre drills
D
Establish its main biological research centre
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