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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 October 2019

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1

Martha Graham is known as a pioneer of what?

A
Modern dance
B
American viticulture
C
Athletics coaching
D
Shoe design
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2

Among plants and inanimate objects, what is a cob?

A
A mixture of clay and straw used as a building material
B
A small lump or mass, e.g. coal
C
Any of these
D
A type of pipe for smoking tobacco
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3

Who composed the music for the Tony and Olivier Award-winning "Billy Elliot: the Musical"?

A
Frank Loesser
B
Elton John
C
Stephen Dolginoff
D
Bob Gaudio
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4

The many hundreds of islands in the western Pacific region known as Micronesia includes five sovereign nations, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Nauru and which two others?

A
Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia
B
Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island
C
Palau, Wake Island
D
Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia
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5

A number of firsts marked the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. Apart from the Games' being boycotted by the USA and the largest number of countries to date, which of these applies?

Note: This question was updated in August 2020
A
Security so heavy that winners in track events were physically prevented from taking victory laps
B
Soviet wins led to the most lopsided medal tally since that of the USA in the 1904 Games
C
All of these
D
The Olympic hymn was played at several medal ceremonies rather than the appropriate national anthem
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6

What is the chemical symbol for Helium?

A
H
B
He
C
Hg
D
Hm
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7

The soldiers in New Zealand's Pioneer Battalion in World War I were all …?

A
Disabled
B
Over 50
C
Women
D
Maori
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