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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 May 2021

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1

What was the stated purpose of the Morges Manifesto signed in 1961?

A
To overthrow a government
B
To end hostilities
C
To raise and distribute funding and resources
D
To establish a system of education
Select from the options above.
2

What does the 1954 book "The Bafut Beagles" describe?

A
Collecting wildlife in the Cameroons
B
Dog breeding
C
Colonialism and its effects in Africa
D
Training athletes for the Olympic Games
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3

Polydactyly in people means someone has what?

A
Many freckles
B
Fingers fused together
C
Multiple three-syllable feet in their poetry
D
Extra fingers and/or toes
Select from the options above.
4

The seven brightest stars of which constellation form the asterism known as the Big Dipper in the United States and Canada, or the Plough in the United Kingdom and Ireland?

A
Ursa Major
B
Capricorn
C
Gemini
D
Leo
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5

What makes Douglas Fairbanks the odd one out from these other stars of the early American film scene: Cary Grant, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Errol Flynn?

A
He was the only one never to win an Oscar
B
He was the only one born, and to have started his performing career, in the USA
C
He was the only one to marry
D
He did not move to the USA until was nearly 26
Select from the options above.
6

The "African Surface", which covers large parts of Africa, is an example of what?

A
Etchplain
B
Savannah
C
Tors
D
Pediplain
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7

Which city won the right to host the Centennial Olympic Games over the early favourite, Athens in Greece?

A
Sydney, Australia
B
Toronto, Canada
C
Nagano, Japan
D
Atlanta, USA
Select from the options above.
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