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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 January 2021

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Who is the naval officer in Puccini's "Madam Butterfly"?

A
Captain Sharpless
B
Lt Pinkerton
C
Warrant Officer Lincoln
D
Petty Officer Yamadori
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2

Damask is a variety of which of these?

A
Gladioli
B
Daisy
C
Rose
D
Primrose
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3

A lion called Lyo, a merlion called Merly, a chamois called Yoggi, a lynx called Sjogg and a young jaguar called Pandi are all connected with what?

A
Youth Olympic Games
B
1986 campaign for the World Wildlife Fund
C
Bronx Zoo, New York, USA
D
Advertising for mountaineering gear
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4

Who is the engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR and a co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex?

A
Ray Dolby
B
Les Paul
C
Colin Echo
D
Rudolph Hiss
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5

An endangered bromeliad, the tallest and largest of its family, is found almost exclusively where?

A
Atacama Desert in Chile
B
Rainforest in Congo
C
Andes mountain range, in Bolivia and Peru
D
On Mount Kinabalu in Borneo in Malaysia
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6

Because of a disputed election result in December 2010, two candidates, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, were separately sworn in as the winner of the presidential election in which country?

A
Côte d'Ivoire
B
Fiji
C
Republic of the Congo
D
Haiti
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7

What was one of the dominant characteristics of the British software company Freelance Programmers, later Xansa, formed in 1962.

A
It operated exclusively in India
B
The company was owned by its employees
C
Employees were deliberately multicultural and multi-ethnic
D
Employees were almost exclusively female
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