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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 May 2021

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According to global media two major, potentially world-changing events took place in the week 6 -13 November 2012. Which were they?

A
US Presidential election (4-yearly), and the congress to change China's leadership (10-yearly)
B
US-Japan hold a military exercise, and the CCAMLR establish an Antarctic marine reserve
C
Walt Disney Pictures acquire Star Wars, and Lance Armstrong is declared a drugs cheat
D
The Moon completes its waning fourth quarter, and Halo 4 launches worldwide
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2

Which long-running 1921 musical launched the careers of dancer Josephine Baker, jazz singer Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer, dancer and comedian Florence Mills, performer Fredi Washington and bass baritone and actor Paul Robeson?

A
Harlem
B
Blackbirds
C
Shuffle Along
D
A Connecticut Yankee
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3

What is the closest living relative of the pronghorn from North America?

A
Giraffe and okapi
B
Antelope
C
Goat
D
Himalayan tahr
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4

What does the "C" stand for in the meteorological metric known as ACE?

A
Cyclone
B
Cloud
C
Care
D
Conical
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He was born in Florence in 1265, fought in the Guelph–Ghibelline conflict as both soldier and politician, was in the Physicians' and Apothecaries' Guild, and is still renowned as a poet and writer of a great work of Italian literature. Who was he?

A
Giacomo da Lentini
B
Giovanni Boccaccio
C
Petrarch
D
Dante Alighieri
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6

The mouthfeel of food is what kind of property?

A
Iconic memory
B
Molecular mapping
C
Modality
D
Organoleptic
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7

What route was the torch relay for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico designed to do?

A
Go through each one of the host cities for the previous Olympic Games
B
Recreate the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World
C
Let as many athletes as possible from participating countries carry it to the cauldron in 5 days
D
Visit every point on Mexico's coast
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