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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 October 2018

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What natural ice 1,212.5 metre (3,978 ft) long racing sled run in the Swiss town of St. Moritz, based on a river, was built in 1884?

A
Cresta Run
B
Tour de Corse
C
Le Douze Kilometres
D
Donington
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2

What led to cancellation in 1956 of a 10 year old immigration protocol between Belgium and Italy, the immediate establishment of an industry Safety Commission in Belgium and improved European practices in the industry affected?

A
A seven car crash and deaths at the Grand Prix on Spa-Francorchamps
B
The 1956 Bois du Cazier coal mine disaster in Marcinelle, Belgium, in which 262 miners died
C
Signing of the international Arrest Convention
D
Explosion of old bombs in excavations for skyscrapers at old Cine Rex in Antwerp, killing 567
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3

What takes place every evening at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium?

A
A chess tournament is played
B
The roll of the dead in the Ypres salient in World War I is spotlighted
C
The Last Post is sounded
D
A blessing is pronounced by the Bishop of St. Martin's Cathedral for the dead of World War I and II
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4

Who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)?

A
Lightnin' Hopkins
B
Gerard Manley Hopkins
C
Anthony Hopkins
D
Anthony Quinn
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5

In literature, what is the word for a person, or a group of people who are the main character, or the main characters (in simple terms, "the hero")?

A
Antagonist
B
Protagonist
C
Antithesis
D
Prototype
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6

What is a fontanelle?

A
Part of the bowel
B
A bone in the hand
C
Part of the nasal cavity
D
The soft spot on a baby's head
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7

What country, with a population of around 12,000, is the third-least-populated sovereign state in the world behind Vatican City and Nauru, and at 26 square kilometres (10 sq miles) is the fourth smallest country in the world, behind those two and Monaco?

A
Samoa
B
Tonga
C
Vanuatu
D
Tuvalu
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