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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 February 2018

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Which country is now, with the declaration of South Sudan as a separate country in 2011, the second largest country by land area in Africa?

A
South Africa
B
Algeria
C
Niger
D
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Select from the options above.
2

Which US TV series launched the actors Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry together in its first episode in September 1994?

A
Friends
B
Cheers
C
Seinfeld
D
That '70s Show
Select from the options above.
3

In the early 21st century, why did the International Olympic Committee expand the swimming and diving programs and the gymnastics competition, and add a "Champions Gala"?

A
To make better use of the buildings used for events
B
To make the Games less tiring for the athletes
C
To make the Games easier to organise
D
To make the Games more attractive for TV
Select from the options above.
4

Which word was coined by Karel Capek in his play "R. U. R." in 1929?

A
Robot
B
Rocket
C
Hologram
D
Spacestation
Select from the options above.
5

Which French playwright, writing in the 20th century, produced "Les Parents Terribles", "Les Monstres Sacrés" and "Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde"?

A
Victor Hugo
B
Molière
C
Johnny Hallyday
D
Jean Cocteau
Select from the options above.
6

Where does a grunion lay its eggs?

A
Along the stalks of coastal kelp
B
In exposed roots of mangroves
C
On shallow reefs
D
In coastal sand just above high tide mark during exceptionally high tides
Select from the options above.
7

Which country declared independence from Britain unilaterally in August 1963, joined the Federation of Malaysia in September along with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak, but left two years later, officially gaining sovereignty on 9 August 1965?

A
Brunei
B
Burma
C
Papua-New Guinea
D
Singapore
Select from the options above.
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