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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 December 2018

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What was the purpose of explorer Captain, then Lieutenant, James Cook's first voyage to the south Pacific Ocean in 1768?

A
Claim possession for Britain of as many Pacific islands as possible
B
Take a scientific team to observe the transit of Venus
C
Investigate volcanic activity on the Hawaiian islands
D
Discover a northern passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic
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2

Who did Tom Cruise propose to at the Eiffel Tower in 2005?

A
Katie Holmes
B
Madonna
C
Britney Spears
D
Enya
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3

Where is the woodland and plains ecoregion known as the Bushveld?

A
Mozambique and Zambia
B
Senegal and the Gambia
C
Western Namibia
D
Across parts of Northern South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
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4

At the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, New Zealand skier Annelise Coberger became the first what?

A
Woman to record a faster slalom time than a man
B
Winter Olympics medallist from the southern hemisphere
C
Skier to win more than 8 medals in a Games
D
Person to win using borrowed skis
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5

The only two bones in the human body which are not articulated with or directly attached to any other bone, are the patella (kneecap) and what other?

A
Humerus
B
Scapula
C
Anvil
D
Hyoid
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6

When Metro Pictures took over two other companies to form MGM, MGM adopted the former Goldwyn mascot "Leo the Lion" and what Goldwyn corporate motto?

A
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense
B
Ars Gratia Artis
C
Ich Dien
D
Ad Augusta Per Angusta
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7

Three mountains in Japan traditionally revered as holy are Mount Fuji, Mount Tate and which other?

A
Mount Tongariro
B
Mount Huashan
C
Kata Tjuta
D
Mount Haku
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