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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 December 2020

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1

Nigeria and Ethiopia produce the majority of the world's what?

A
Yams
B
Soybeans
C
Dates
D
Capsicums
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2

What six-note trumpet fanfare, composed in 1946, is often played at the beginning of sporting events in the USA?

A
O Fortuna
B
Charge
C
Sweet Caroline
D
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
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3

Which of these is an artist who had a boost to her career when John Lennon saw her exhibition at the Indica Gallery, London, in 1966?

A
Jacqueline du Pré
B
Barbara Hepworth
C
Yoko Ono
D
Olivia de Havilland
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4

Which of these is an ape that occurs in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java, and differs from great apes in being smaller and pair-bonded, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which it more closely resembles a monkey than great apes do?

A
Chimpanzee
B
Gibbon
C
Gorilla
D
Orangutan
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5

In Britain, rationing ended, the London gold market reopened, Roger Bannister was first to run a mile in under 4 minutes, and the Queen returned from a tour of the Commonwealth in which year?

A
1946
B
1950
C
1958
D
1954
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6

The Greek word for "work" is the derivation of which of these English words?

A
Sweat
B
Energy
C
Exhaustion
D
Food intake
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7

Who sang on the 1987 album "Famous Blue Raincoat", a tribute to Leonard Cohen, that contained the song "First We Take Manhattan"?

A
Jane Birkin
B
LeAnn Rimes
C
Céline Dion
D
Jennifer Warnes
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