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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 September 2017

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1

Which two countries are closest to the islands and archipelagos of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe?

A
Morocco and Algeria
B
Libya and Tunisia
C
Equatorial Guinea and the Gabon
D
Spain and Portugal
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2

When Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, later chief architect of the public buildings for the new Brazilian capital Brasilia, was appointed in 1953 as dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design he was unable to take it up. Why?

A
Work commitments did not leave time for the duties of the position
B
He was refused an American work visa due to his membership of Brazil's Communist Party
C
He was offered a similar position in Brazil
D
He fell ill with polio
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3

Which film, starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor, told the story of a silent film ("The Dashing Cavalier") being transformed during production into a musical ("The Dancing Cavalier")?

A
Hollywood Revue
B
Singin' In The Rain
C
A Star Is Born
D
A Chorus Line
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4

What colour jersey are the winners of the three disciplines in the annual UCI Mountain Bike World Championships entitled to wear in events of the same discipline?

A
Rainbow
B
Yellow
C
Red
D
Silver
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5

What was the acronym for the headquarters of the strategic command set up in 1951 to co-ordinate the armed forces of NATO?

A
SMERSH
B
SPECTRE
C
SHAPE
D
SHAEF
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6

Which of these forms the main diet of the American bald eagle?

A
Insects
B
Fish
C
Seaweed
D
Old shoes
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7

Which would South African Christiaan Barnard usually pick up in the course of the work for which he was best known in the second half of the 20th century?

A
Paint brush
B
Tennis racquet
C
Chess piece
D
Scalpel
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