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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 August 2019

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1

What was unusual about Stamata Revithi running the marathon course at the 1896 Olympics, in Athens?

A
She was a paraplegic
B
Female athletes could not compete in "strenuous events"
C
Female athletes were not allowed to compete at all
D
She came alone and did not represent a country
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2

Which tuber of the nightshade family was cultivated by the Incas, was taken to Spain from Peru in the 16th century and to Ireland from Virginia in the 16th century?

A
Yam
B
Carrot
C
Potato
D
Beetroot
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3

What would one normally do with velouté?

A
Rub it on your face
B
Eat it
C
Drive it
D
Hit it
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4

David Mamet's plays "American Buffalo" (1975) and "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1982) are set in what city?

A
London
B
San Francisco
C
Berlin
D
Chicago
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5

In which country was there a civil war between 1936 and 1939, which was won by General Franco's forces?

A
Russia
B
England
C
France
D
Spain
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6

A shallow ephemeral lake in the Gawler Ranges, South Australia, is at the centre of what - now largely eroded - estimated 90 km (56 mi) diameter impact crater?

A
Acraman
B
Amelai Creek
C
Crawford
D
Mount Toondina
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7

When the Grammy Hall of Fame was established in the USA what was the most recent song which could be selected in 1974, their first year of operation?

A
1949
B
1924
C
1969
D
1973
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