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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 January 2020

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On 6 February 1840, what document was signed by Captain William Hobson (on behalf of Queen Victoria) and a number of Maori chiefs as the basis for New Zealand to become part of the British Empire?

A
Treaty of London
B
Treaty of Waitangi
C
Kapa Haka
D
Pokarekareana
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2

Sir George Benjamin's first opera "Into the Little Hill", which was commissioned by the Festival d'Automne à Paris and premiered in Paris in 2006, is based on which well-known story or stories?

A
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
B
The Pied Piper of Hameln
C
The Mabinogion
D
The Kalevala
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3

In the late 19th and early 20th century Leo Baekeland and Alexander Parkes were involved in the development of what?

A
"Ready to Drink" (RTD) drinks
B
Motor racing circuits
C
iPods
D
Plastic
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4

Since 1957, competitions in what sport are governed by FIL?

A
Luge
B
Fencing
C
Lacrosse
D
Floorball
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5

Which of these is the largest natural satellite in the solar system?

A
Lysistrata
B
Corstorphine
C
Caligula
D
Ganymede
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6

What is unusual about the traditional Greek string instrument known as tampouras, tambouras, tabouras, taburas, tsambouras and tambouri?

A
It cannot be properly tuned
B
It has movable frets
C
It has only one string
D
The player blows into the sound box to cause the strings to vibrate
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7

What is the word for the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates?

A
Epicentre
B
Elocution
C
Epiphone
D
Epicure
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