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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 July 2021

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1

What was an armillary sphere designed to do?

A
Enable astronomers to calculate the position of stars with respect to the horizon and the meridian
B
Represent kingship in the pommel of a royal sword
C
Determine latitude and longitude
D
Demonstrate the principal circles of the heavens, in an earth-centred or sun-centred universe
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2

Which character in the comic strip Charlie Brown plays the piano?

A
Schroeder
B
Franklin
C
Linus
D
Lucy
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3

If you travelled down the Missouri River from Bismarck, North Dakota, which city would you be in when you reached the ocean?

A
Dallas
B
San Francisco
C
New Orleans
D
Chicago
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4

The Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 in the District of Columbia freed slaves in the District, and allowed for what in respect of each freed slave?

A
$500 to the owner
B
$300 to the owner, and $100 to the slave if he or she left the USA
C
$500 to the owner, and $100 to resettle the slave
D
$300 to the owner, and $100 to the slave if their owner applied for it
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5

The first Olympic Games to be held in South America were held where?

A
Quito Ecuador
B
Santiago, Chile
C
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
D
Bogotá, Colombia
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6

Which international philanthropist has included independent media and open society as a focus of their funds?

A
George Soros
B
Li Ka-shing
C
Warren Buffett
D
MacKenzie Scott
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7

What does the "L" stand for in the letters "SWALK" written on an envelope?

A
Longing
B
Letter
C
Loving
D
Lathered
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