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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 October 2020

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What tax was current in ancient Athens, in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago, in Egypt, in Europe and England from time to time (leading in 1381 to Wat Tyler's rebellion), including Charles I's, Charles II's, and Margaret Thatcher's governments, in Canada and the USA, and in NZ among others?

A
Purchase Tax
B
Poll Tax
C
Sales Tax
D
Pay As You Earn
Select from the options above.
2

Who wrote "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it isn't fit for humans now"?

A
Philip Larkin
B
Sir John Betjeman
C
Ted Hughes
D
J B Priestley
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3

What is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world?

A
Victoria Falls
B
Niagara Falls
C
Angel Falls
D
Sunderland Falls
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4

In the book "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (publ.1926) what does the title mean?

A
Decisions of King Solomon of Israel
B
Seven great Arabian cities
C
Seven world sages
D
Freedom
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5

What is the name of the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China, one of the few petaFLOP-level supercomputers in the world, that in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, performing at peak computing rate of 2.507 petaflops?

A
Tiananmen-11
B
Yang Tse-1A
C
Mao 6
D
Tianhe-1A
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6

What are people employed in a theatre to interface with the audience called?

A
People pushers
B
People wranglers
C
Public prosecutors
D
Front of House staff
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7

Which of these is a weightlifter who won Olympic golds in 1992 (Barcelona) in the – 90 kg class, 1996 (Atlanta) in the – 99 kg class and 2000 (Sydney) in the – 94 kg class?

A
Koo Stark
B
Kakhi Kakhiashvili
C
Karen Carpenter
D
Kim Kardashian
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