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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 July 2017

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At the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, what initially distinguished the Japanese Prime Minister's introduction of the next Olympic host city?

A
His suit was made from a Japanese flag
B
He came from a large green pipe dressed as the video game character Super Mario
C
He wore a cape printed with an image of Fujiyama
D
He balanced the Olympic rings on a red ball
Select from the options above.
2

What is a pistachio?

A
An ablution block
B
A sculptured moustache
C
A nut
D
A snow field
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3

Why was air travel across western and northern Europe disrupted in April and May 2010?

A
Extensive clouds of volcanic ash from eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
B
A series of bomb scares on aircraft
C
Discovery of a technical malfunction affecting most commercial planes flying in Europe
D
Strike by air traffic controllers
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4

Which of these is a homophone of "lough", meaning a narrow bay or an arm of the sea?

A
Loch
B
Luff
C
Cough
D
Bough
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5

Which of these is the greatest distance apart in a straight line?

A
Miami, Florida to Chicago, Illinois
B
New York, New York to San Francisco, California
C
Phoenix, Arizona to Boston, Massachusetts
D
Seattle, Washington to New Orleans, Louisiana
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is not a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?

A
Evita
B
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
C
Jesus Christ Superstar
D
Oliver!
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7

Who coined the term "Big Bang" to explain the difference between it and his theory of the "steady state" expanding universe?

A
Sir Fred Hoyle
B
Arthur C Clarke
C
Stephen Hawking
D
Carl Sagan
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