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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 January 2021

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1

The Royal Navy introduced limes to the standard diet for crewmen to prevent what?

A
Scurvy
B
Malaria
C
Measles
D
Polio
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2

Why have various campaigns been launched from 2017 onwards to rename the Margaret Court Arena in Australia, presently named after Australia's one-time tennis No.1?

A
Court's children dislike the publicity
B
Court is uncomfortable with the arena to which her name was attached
C
Court's frequent public condemnation of gender diversity
D
It was built near aboriginal sacred ground, and a name to honour the ground was wanted instead
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3

During World War II, what was the name given to deliberately created simulations of burning towns that were constructed in Britain to decoy German night bombers away from bombing real towns?

A
Sitting ducks
B
Blitzens
C
Bonfires
D
Starfish sites
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4

The categories in the annual World Hip-Hop Championship are for contestants known as what?

A
Teams
B
Crews
C
Streams
D
Gangs
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5

Which of these crosses the Hudson River in New York City?

A
Brooklyn Bridge
B
George Washington Bridge
C
Manhattan Bridge
D
Williamsburg Bridge
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6

Which of these is a public holiday in England?

A
Waterloo Day, 18 June
B
St George's Day, 23 April
C
Commonwealth Day, 24 May
D
May Day (celebrated on the first Monday in May)
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7

In 1906 which American choreographer and dance innovator presented her first dance including one based on the milkmaid Radha who was an early consort of the Hindu god Krishna, together with such shorter pieces as The Cobra and The Incense?

A
Martha Graham
B
Agnes de Mille
C
Ruth St. Denis
D
Twyla Tharp
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