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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 June 2021

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The award for which Nobel Prize winner was accepted in person by his wife because the winner feared that if he went to Oslo he would not be readmitted to his homeland?

A
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
B
Liu Xiaobo
C
Ai Weiwei
D
Lech Wałęsa
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2

The myth of Jason and the Argonauts, and their search for the Golden Fleece, occurs in many ancient sources. Who is one of the most quoted authors?

A
Apollonius of Rhodes
B
Homer
C
Hesiod
D
Aeschylus
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3

What was the basis of the name "Angola" used for its west African colony by the Portuguese?

A
The orange colour of the prevailing soil type
B
The wool of the area's numerous Angora goats
C
The title of kings in Ndongo, a large state in the area
D
The name of the wife of the founder of several early Portuguese settlements
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4

For what activity would one use a bunsen burner?

A
Geometry
B
Economics
C
Chemistry
D
Swimming
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5

Which of these is a secular humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation, created in 1971, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic disease?

A
World Health Organisation
B
Médecins Sans Frontières
C
Global AIDS and Health Fund
D
Red Crescent
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6

What was the sport played by the first recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award?

A
Athletics
B
Tennis
C
Cricket
D
Golf
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7

What web series in the Star Wars franchise did Disney+ release, starting in 2019, starring Pedro Pascal with guesting roles from Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte and Taika Waititi?

A
The Right Stuff
B
The Mandalorian
C
Zenimation
D
The Imagineering Story
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