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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2020

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In the 1994 film "The Shawshank Redemption", the prisoner at the centre of the film has a poster of whom in his cell as he begins his sentence?

A
Marilyn Monroe
B
Raquel Welch
C
Rita Hayworth
D
Eve Marie Saint
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2

What does the word "Kendo", a modern Japanese martial art, mean?

A
Way of the Sword
B
Stand firm
C
In defence
D
Jumping kick
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3

By what other name is Ecuador's Archipiélago de Colón known?

A
Galápagos Islands
B
Falkland Islands
C
Virgin Islands
D
Mascarene Islands
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4

What is a traditional form of whitework embroidery which involves the tufting or knotting of the yarn, on top of a muslin fabric to create patterns?

A
Tatting
B
Candlewick
C
Crochet
D
Tapestry
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5

Student protests on the streets of central Dublin on 3 November 2010 involving 25,000 to 40,000 protesters, and in London 2 weeks later with 10,000 protesters, were in opposition to what?

A
Religious intolerance
B
Military action in Afghanistan
C
Conscription
D
A proposed increase in university fees & cuts to student grants
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6

What name was given to Colleen LaRose, who was accused of conspiring with fighters overseas and pledging to commit murder in the name of a Muslim holy war, and pleaded not guilty in court in Philadelphia in March 2010?

A
Alice Quaeda
B
Taleban Tina
C
Jihad Jane
D
Muslim Mary
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7

The diet of dung beetles varies according to species, including the dung of herbivores and omnivores, mushrooms, decaying leaves, fruits, but in the case of one species what instead?

A
Live millipedes
B
Aphids
C
Bones
D
Tree roots
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