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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 September 2017

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1

Which major contemporary art exhibition began in 1895 mainly for decorative arts, showed increasing interest in innovation from 1907, and added Festivals of Music in 1930, International Film in 1932, Theatre in 1934, and Contemporary Dance in 1999?

A
The Sundance Festival
B
The Cannes Festival
C
The Venice Biennale
D
The Festival of Britain
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2

What is Finniston Open Pit?

A
Gold mine in Australia
B
Slate quarry in Wales
C
Fossil pit in the USA
D
Geological fault in Canada
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3

Which endangered large sea duck winters over exclusively in polynyas in the Arctic?

A
Common merganser
B
Barrow's goldeneye
C
White-winged scoter
D
Spectacled Eider
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4

Of the 37 venues used to host events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, how many new ones were constructed for use at the Games?

A
30
B
4
C
12
D
6
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5

What does "in vino veritas" mean?

A
Good running van
B
Really good wine
C
In wine there is truth
D
I am over wine
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6

The Northern Society, based in St Petersburg, Russia, and the Southern Society, based in Kiev, Ukraine, were part of what 19th century movement?

A
The Marxists
B
The Populists
C
The Decembrists
D
The People's Will
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7

Which 19th century author improved the system of signalling at sea and wrote "Mr Midshipman Easy", "Masterman Ready" and "The Children of the New Forest"?

A
Frederick Marryat
B
C S Forrester
C
Jules Verne
D
H G Wells
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