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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 August 2020

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1

Where are Akrotiri and Dhekelia, allocated by treaty to the UK as sovereign military bases?

A
Cyprus
B
Crete
C
Corsica
D
Sicily
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2

In the original version of the "Donkey Kong" computer game, the hero, Mario, attempted to rescue his girlfriend. What was her name?

A
Charmaine
B
Madeleine
C
Pauline
D
Kylie
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3

Traditionally, what does "like" mean ?

A
Similar to
B
Um
C
You know what I mean
D
Er
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4

A moratorium on capital punishment throughout the US for about four years was occasioned after a 1972 decision by the US Supreme Court. What was the decision?

A
United States v. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
B
Eisenstadt v. Baird
C
New York Times Co. v. United States
D
Furman v Georgia
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5

Research in the USA into safe distancing re the COVID-19 pandemic has involved…?

A
Laser beams
B
Theatre lights
C
Radar
D
Smoke
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6

Who did Cleopatra VII, often known now simply as Cleopatra, succeed as Pharaoh of Egypt in 51 BCE?

A
Her grandfather Ptolemy XI
B
Her sister Berenice IV
C
Her sister Arsinoë IV
D
Her father Ptolemy XII
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7

What immensely popular allegory was written initially by Guillaume de Loris and finished by Jean de Meun?

A
Roman de Roncevaux
B
Roman d'Alexandre
C
Chanson de Roland
D
Roman de la Rose
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