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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 September 2019

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1

Which of these is a thorn?

A
Sharp modified leaves
B
A sharp, often hooked, extrusion from a plant's skin
C
The letter represented in modern English by a "y"
D
A weapon to protect against rape
Select from the options above.
2

Why did the International Telecommunication Union abbreviate "Coordinated Universal Time" to "UTC"?

A
It is the initials when translated into French
B
"CUT" was already in use
C
"UTC" made for a better logo design
D
None of those reasons
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3

What is the name of the place where water comes out of the ground?

A
Autumn
B
Summer
C
Spring
D
Winter
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4

Who is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel "Mother's Milk", shortlisted in 2006 for the Man Booker Prize?

A
Edward St Aubyn
B
Hillel Slovak
C
John Frusciante
D
Tracey Wichman
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5

Who opened the 1980 Summer Olympic Games?

A
Ronald Reagan, President of the USA
B
Elizabeth !!, Queen of the UK
C
Yuri Andropov, Chairman of the USSR
D
Leonid Brezhnev, Chairman of the USSR
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6

Where was the American werewolf in the title of the 1981 horror film starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter?

A
Dire straits
B
London
C
Trouble
D
Over the back fence
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7

What weapons is Xingtian, or Hsing T'ien, a hero of Chinese classical mythology, usually shown wielding?

A
Bow and arrow
B
Curved sword
C
Axe and shield
D
Sabre and lance
Select from the options above.
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