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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 July 2020

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1

The subphylum Chelicerata is one of the major subdivisions of the phylum Arthropoda; it contains sea spiders and arachnids (including scorpions, spiders, and potentially horseshoe crabs). Which was the first chelicerate to have its genome fully sequenced?

A
Pea aphid
B
Red, or two-spotted, spider mite
C
Woodlouse spider
D
Pill millipede
Select from the options above.
2

The devastating volcanic events in the area known as the Siberian Traps happened about how many years ago?

A
600
B
6,000
C
Over a period of 2 million years about 251 million years ago
D
2,500
Select from the options above.
3

Where did the early 19th century art movement which reacted against Neoclassicism, the academy system and virtuosity in art, take shape?

A
Vienna
B
Paris
C
Edinburgh
D
Amsterdam
Select from the options above.
4

The smoke from what kind of wood is used to cure prosciutto?

A
Elm
B
Alder
C
None, prosciutto is dry-cured not smoke-cured
D
Oak
Select from the options above.
5

Which double bass player played with Dizzy Gillespie, was married to Ella Fitzgerald (1947-1952), won a Grammy for Best Original Jazz Composition in 1964, and died aged 75 while taking a nap before a show in Indianapolis?

A
Ray Brown
B
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
C
Charles Mingus
D
Percy Heath
Select from the options above.
6

What distinction does the Republic of Uzbekistan share with the Principality of Liechtenstein?

A
Although landlocked it maintains a Naval Force
B
It has suspended its membership of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
C
Its military budget is over 80% of its GDP
D
It is double-landlocked
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is a type of stroke used in swimming?

A
Breaststroke
B
Legstroke
C
Thighstroke
D
Headstroke
Select from the options above.
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