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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 August 2018

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1

What can be one of the effects on Earth of a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun?

A
A spurt of growth in plant life
B
Temporarily extended brilliant sunlight
C
Widening of the hole in the ozone layer
D
Disruption of navigation, communication and accelerated or erratic distribution of electricity
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2

What is the surname of the film director whose first names are Francis Ford?

A
Coppola
B
Scorsese
C
Spielberg
D
Lucas
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3

An outbreak of what virus disrupted the runup to a major international sporting event in 2016?

A
Zika
B
MERS
C
Ebola
D
Polio
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4

According to Greek legend, which of the 9 Muses was the muse of Lyric poetry?

A
Terpsichore
B
Erato
C
Melpomene
D
Thalia
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5

What did some media in Russia claim was selling like hot cakes, or selling out, in the UK in 2017?

A
Tax Dodging for Dummies
B
A new American sex toy
C
Fidget spinners
D
A 2018 calendar showing Vladimir Putin semi-nude with a gun, beside animals, winning at judo, etc
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6

Which film that won an Oscar for Best Picture, explores prejudice against Jews and Afro-Americans over the period 1948 to 1973?

A
Born on the Fourth of July
B
Rain Man
C
Driving Miss Daisy
D
The Bourne Supremacy
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7

Which of these is closest to the South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands?

A
Galápagos Islands
B
Stewart Island
C
Elephant Island
D
Kuril Islands
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