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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 December 2020

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Why is the scarlet pimpernel, a low-growing annual plant found in Europe, Asia and North America, known as 'the poor man's barometer' and 'the poor man's weatherglass'?

A
The petals fall off when it rains
B
The flowers close when atmospheric pressure decreases and bad weather is approaching
C
The seeds rattle in the slightest wind
D
The flowers only open when 8 hours of daylight is expected
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2

Which singer, composer, actor, comedian, librettist, theatre builder, patron of the arts and impresario also wrote the libretto for Mozart's "The Magic Flute"?

A
Emanuele Conegliano (Lorenzo da Ponte)
B
Emanuel Schikaneder
C
Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
D
Pietro Metastasio
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3

What is the name of the father in cartoon series "The Family Guy"?

A
Charlie Harper
B
Al Bundy
C
Peter Griffin
D
Homer Simpson
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4

In freestyle skiing, what are the large bumps on the piste called?

A
Risers
B
Bumps
C
Moguls
D
Tors
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5

Which of these is a landlocked republic in the Apennine Mountains?

A
Liechtenstein
B
Andorra
C
San Marino
D
Luxembourg
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6

What is the relationship between the words "bridle" and "bridal"?

A
Synophones
B
Persephones
C
Monophones
D
Homophones
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7

What was the subject of the 2017 Fairbanks Declaration

A
Oil exploration in Alaska: indigenous people's rights and ownership
B
Arctic scientific cooperation, safety, security and stewardship, living conditions, climate change
C
Establishing an oil pipeline
D
Tourism in the Aleutian Islands
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