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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 May 2021

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1

What is the title of the 1993 dark comedy film directed by Jonathan Wacks, written by Chuck Hughes and starring Steve Buscemi, Miriam Margolyes, and Ned Beatty?

A
Mystery Date
B
Powwow Highway
C
Repo Man
D
Ed and His Dead Mother
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2

The modern Olympic Games, the first of which was held in 1896, has accumulated names of several internationally famous people, including…?

A
De Gaulle
B
De la Mancha
C
De Valois
D
De Coubertin
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3

A misogynist hates or despises what or whom?

A
All other people
B
Women, or other women
C
Small furry animals
D
Bean soup
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4

Where is the giant herbivorous insect Deinacrida heteracantha a native?

A
Argentina
B
The Philippines
C
New Zealand
D
Myanmar/Burma
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5

Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona Abbott, from Hana on Maui, became the first native Hawaiian woman to do what?

A
Stand for election to Congress in the USA
B
Win the Miss America competition
C
Become a surfing world champion
D
Receive a PhD in science
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6

Where is what is often referred to simply as The Loess Plateau?

A
Central north China
B
Iowa, USA
C
Canterbury, New Zealand
D
Southern Ukraine
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7

Canfranc, in the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France, became especially well-known for activities during World War II. What was it?

A
A station for a railway line
B
A ski resort
C
A refuge for freethinkers and painters
D
A major training and parade ground for Nazi and Spanish militia
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