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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 August 2018

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In the James Bond film "Die Another Day" who played Bond girl Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson?

A
Halle Berry
B
Sophie Marceau
C
Michelle Yeoh
D
Izabella Scorupco
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2

What are the usual colours on a mat for Twister?

A
Red, yellow, silver and blue
B
Red, yellow, green and blue
C
Red, yellow, green and black
D
Red, brown, green and blue
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3

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a free trade agreement to liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific-rim countries, signed in 2016 was then renegotiated and re-signed in 2018 under a new name. Why?

A
One of the countries - the USA under its newly elected president - withdrew in January 2017
B
Two of the countries united
C
One of the countries stopped trading with the others
D
None of the countries ratified it
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4

A Global Seed vault has been established to maintain global genetic diversity of food crop plants; where is it sited?

A
Little Diomede Island, Alaska, USA
B
An island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway
C
Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territory, Canada
D
The Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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5

Where was the Chacaltaya glacier, one of the highest in South America, which was 0.22 km2 (0.085 sq mi) in 1940 and effectively gone in 2009?

A
Colombia
B
Bolivia
C
Venezuela
D
Peru
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6

What is an ortolan?

A
A breed of antelope
B
A small bottle of Armagnac
C
A small bird
D
A tall narrow stained glass window
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7

What name is given to the jewelled, gilded and illuminated mediaeval religious manuscript, thought to have been created c. 715–20 CE in Britain and presently held in the British Library?

A
Les Très Riches Heures
B
Lindisfarne Gospels
C
The Book of Kells
D
Luttrell Psalter
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