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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2021

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At which Olympic Games were some events held close to a major monument to a country-defining civil war and a site remembered for a racial oppression movement?

A
1980
B
2004
C
2008
D
1996
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2

Where is it thought that the ancient dead who were preserved in what are known as the Tarim Mummies lived?

A
Central and north-eastern Asia
B
Northern Egypt
C
Central Africa
D
Eastern Japan
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3

When did the UK first open negotiations to join what became the European Union?

A
1962
B
1970
C
1975
D
1957
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4

Brees and Brady are well-known names in what sport?

A
Tennis
B
Baseball
C
American football
D
Lacrosse
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5

A full moon or a new moon at or close to its perigee (the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit) is often called what?

A
A waxing moon
B
A gibbous moon
C
A supermoon
D
A lover's moon
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6

The vernacular is what?

A
The local language or the mother tongue
B
Ecclesiastical Latin
C
Slang
D
Jargon
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7

What was the central theme of a ten-play cycle (1982 to 2005) by American playwright and poet, August Wilson?

A
Rural America
B
Evolving African American experience and identity, and migration and racial discrimination
C
American election campaigns
D
Science experimentation on minority populations in America
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