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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 September 2020

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1

Which of these Mexican cities is close to the Caribbean Sea?

A
Colma
B
Oaxaca
C
Aquila
D
Tela
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2

Which of these is an American rock trio formed in 1987, originally part of the punk rock scene, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals), and Tré Cool (drums, percussion) for the majority of its existence?

A
Black Month
B
Green Day
C
Red Night
D
Blue Month
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3

What title was held by Edward VIII after his abdication?

A
Duke of Buckingham
B
Duke of Edinburgh
C
Duke of Windsor
D
Duke of Balmoral
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4

When did London first host an Olympic Games?

A
1922
B
1908
C
1952
D
1934
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5

What is the "Ishihara test" for?

A
The strength of reinforced concrete
B
Colour blindness
C
The sharpness of scalpels and similar objects
D
The effectiveness of streamlining
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6

Peruvian Lina Medina, aged 5, made history in 1939 as the youngest person to do what?

A
Won a gold medal at an international gymnastics competition
B
Give birth
C
Swim 50m freestyle in under 30 seconds
D
Sail solo around South America
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7

Why did Captain Cook throw 6 of his 10 cannon into the sea at Great Barrier Reef, off the Australian coast in 1770?

A
To comply with a resolution of a disarmament conference
B
To lighten it, as his ship was stuck on the reef
C
He needed to make room to carry more gold
D
To reduce the possibility of lead poisoning
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