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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 December 2020

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Who, as US Secretary of State under President Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959, advocated an aggressive stance against communism, supported France in the war in Indochina, and played a major role in the CIA operations to overthrow democratic governments in Iran in 1953 and in Guatemala in 1954?

A
George Berlin Darkes
B
Richard Porter Brights
C
John Foster Dulles
D
Paul Gershwin Dimmes
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2

The humans related to Neanderthals and known as Denisovans have been identified only from a handful of remains. In 2019 where was the largest fossil so far found?

A
Kashmir
B
Siberia
C
Tibet
D
Ukraine
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3

Which Jewish festival, celebrated over the 14th and 15th of the Hebrew month of Adar (approximately March in the Gregorian calendar), is to commemorate the preservation of the Jews in Persia from the destruction threatened by Haman?

A
Purim
B
Passover
C
Hanukkah
D
Ramadan
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4

On 22 April 1990 Jim Henson gave one of his last performances as Kermit the Frog in which TV show?

A
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
B
The Muppets at Walt Disney World
C
Easter with the Muppets
D
The Earth Day Special
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5

What is the chemical symbol for tin?

A
Fe
B
T
C
Sn
D
Mg
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6

By 1988 Switzerland finally shelved plans to develop what?

A
Hovercraft jandals, or flip flops
B
Nuclear weapons
C
A tunnel through to Moscow, USSR
D
A homing cuckoo
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7

Which New Zealand cricketer, a left-handed batsman who captained New Zealand in 4 Tests in the early 1950s, was one of Wisden's cricketers of the year for 1950?

A
Bert Sutcliffe
B
Richard Hadlee
C
Glenn Turner
D
Martin Crowe
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