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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 July 2021

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1

In 2016, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced what new award, to be presented at every Olympic Games, the inaugural presentation being made at the 2016 Summer Olympics?

A
International Fair Play Committee Award
B
Olympic Laurel
C
Tomorrow's Leaves
D
Olympic Olive
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2

What do "cruciverbalists" do?

A
Make headstones
B
Preach sermons
C
Create crosswords
D
Debate
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3

During his career from 1959 to 1993, who battled more than 2,000 fires in oil and natural gas wells, notably in 1962 when he tackled a fire at a gas field in the Sahara nicknamed the Devil's Cigarette Lighter, a 450-foot (137 m) flame?

A
Black Aduel
B
Blue Achallenge
C
Red Adair
D
Green Abet
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4

What is the middle name of Sir Austin Powers, KBE, a fictional character who first appeared in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997) and is portrayed by Mike Myers?

A
Morris
B
Mouse
C
Danger
D
Slipshod
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5

What is "chapparal"?

A
Plateau
B
Ocean
C
Scrubland
D
Lake
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6

The French and what other nation sent colonists to New Zealand in the 1830s?

A
China
B
Russia
C
Great Britain
D
Japan
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7

How is sidereal time measured?

A
By the changing positions of the planets
B
By the apparent motion of the distant, so-called fixed, stars about the Earth
C
By the position of the moon relative to the Earth
D
By motion of ocean tides
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