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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 June 2020

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1

What name is given to people who try to influence the media's political viewpoint of events?

A
Watchdogs
B
Ombudsmen
C
Spin doctors
D
Whistle blowers
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2

English Egyptologist Harry Burton became internationally known for doing what?

A
Taking 1,400 photographs of the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922
B
Excavating the tomb of Queen Hetepheres in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of her son Khufu
C
Excavating Sakkara's Step Pyramid
D
Rescuing stranded British people at the start of the Egyptian Revolution in 1919
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3

In 2003, what character was voted by the American Film Institute to be the greatest hero in American film?

A
Atticus Finch
B
James Bond
C
Indiana Jones
D
"Dirty" Harry Callaghan
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4

The House of Lords Act, an Act of the Parliament of the UK, reformed the House of Lords by removing the centuries old right of several hundred people who had inherited their seats to be members of the House of Lords. When did it become effective?

A
11 November 1999
B
11 January 1849
C
29 December 1949
D
3 March 1910
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5

In what field does a picador use his skills?

A
Spanish bullfighting
B
Book covering
C
Spanish guitar playing
D
Teaching ESL
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6

Which is claimed to be the smallest inhabited island?

A
Smyley Island, Antarctica
B
Bishop Rock, Scilly Isles, UK
C
Just Enough Room Island, New York, USA
D
Martinique, Lesser Antilles, West Indies
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7

Which constellation, that lies between Cancer and Virgo, contains the stars called Regulus, Denebola, Wolf 359, Gliese 436, Zosma, Adhafera, and Algieba?

A
Capricorn
B
Ursa Major
C
Leo
D
Gemini
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