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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 July 2021

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1

In what year did a woman first qualify and race in the Indianapolis 500?

A
1999
B
1982
C
1965
D
1977
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2

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics in part honoured the discovery that a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity is what?

A
Cosmic microwave background radiation
B
A supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy
C
Gravitational lensing
D
Black hole formation
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3

In which century was the prison fortress known as the Bastille stormed and taken by revolutionary Parisian crowds?

A
16th
B
19th
C
17th
D
18th
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4

Who is the main character in a thinly veiled allegory, written while its author was in prison, released in 1678, and still in print?

A
Pantagruel
B
Christian
C
Candide
D
Don Juan
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5

Which country, whose capital is Doha, has a population of 1.6 million and an average daily temperature in June and July of 40 degrees Celsius, was ruled until 2013 by Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani?

A
Abu Dhabi
B
Qatar
C
Syria
D
Dubai
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6

Why did Denmark, in November 2020, decide to slaughter up to 17 million mink (all of its stock) which were the basis of an almost US$1 billion industry?

A
A switch to chinchilla instead
B
A public referendum voted to ban mink farming
C
A concerning form of SARS-CoV-2 was found in the mink and was transferring to humans
D
A social media campaign against mink
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7

Who created the work "A Thousand Years", consisting of a cow's head, maggots and an insect electrocutor?

A
Damien Hirst
B
Salvador Dali
C
David Hockney
D
Barbara Hepworth
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