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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 April 2020

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After Egypt nationalised the British- and French-controlled Suez Canal in 1956, the tri-partite military forces which then fought in what became known as the Suez Crisis included those of which country or countries?

A
Turkey and Greece
B
US and USSR
C
UK and France
D
Iraq and Sudan
Select from the options above.
2

Where is the classic French dish, bouillabaisse, said to originate?

A
Poitou-Charentes
B
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
C
Marseilles, Provence
D
Brittany
Select from the options above.
3

When the Paralympic movement formed an international committee, ICC, in 1982 to co-ordinate their Games it was formed from the body originating in the original Stoke Mandeville Games and international bodies representing athletes with what handicap?

A
Deafness, cerebral palsy, impaired eyesight, amputation, using a wheelchair, intellectual disability
B
Deafness, cerebral palsy, impaired eyesight, amputation, using a wheelchair
C
Cerebral palsy, impaired eyesight, amputation, using a wheelchair
D
Cerebral palsy, impaired eyesight, amputation, using a wheelchair, intellectual disability
Select from the options above.
4

The British Film "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind", directed by British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in his debut as a director and released by Netflix in 2019, is set where?

A
Scotland
B
Nigeria
C
Malawi
D
The Isle of Man
Select from the options above.
5

In the 8th century world map created by Spanish theologian and monk, Beatus of Liebana, how is the Earth shown?

A
As one of 8 planets
B
As three areas, Europe encircled by Africa and Asia
C
As four areas, Europe and Africa above Asia and "the unknown"
D
As three areas, upper half Asia, lower half divided between Africa and Europe
Select from the options above.
6

Who was an 8 year old English girl murdered on 24 August 1867 by solicitor's clerk Frederick Baker in Alton, Hampshire: the body was found in a hop field, her head and legs severed, her eyes put out, her torso emptied and her organs scattered?

A
Fanny Adams
B
Amanda Dowler
C
Danielle Jones
D
Hannah Williams
Select from the options above.
7

What transparent, biconvex structure changes shape to change the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at different distances?

A
Iris
B
Cornea
C
Lens
D
Retina
Select from the options above.
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