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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 June 2021

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Referred to as the father of history, the Greek writer Herodotus wrote about the social, political, cultural and economic lead-up to, events and consequences of what?

A
The Trojan War
B
The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE)
C
The rise of the Roman Empire
D
The Greco-Persian Wars (499–479 BCE) and their preliminaries
Select from the options above.
2

Some insects use a form of defence known as autothysis, which has what effect on the insect itself?

A
It dies
B
It turns a brilliant red or green
C
It jets a boiling toxin
D
It inflates to three or more times its size
Select from the options above.
3

Ivan Galamian has had world-wide influence as a teacher of what?

A
High jump
B
Violin
C
Economics
D
Computer programming techniques
Select from the options above.
4

Which is the highest military decoration awarded by the USA?

A
Medal of Honour
B
Distinguished Service Medal
C
Purple Heart
D
Distinguished Service Cross
Select from the options above.
5

How many US states do not border another US state?

A
2
B
1
C
3
D
4
Select from the options above.
6

In 2009 it was announced that the Summer Olympic Games 2016 would be held where?

A
London, UK
B
Pyeongchang, South Korea
C
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
D
Sochi, Russia
Select from the options above.
7

What tree is mentioned in the Christmas song 'Twelve Days of Christmas'?

A
Shoe Tree
B
Money Tree
C
Pear Tree
D
Banana Tree
Select from the options above.
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