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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 July 2021

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1

What is an unusual aspect of Jacquemart Island, part of the Campbell Islands?

A
It is the only known breeding place for the critically endangered Vaquita
B
It is periodically covered by sea water
C
It has erupted every two years since volcanic activities have been recorded in the area
D
There are no mammals
Select from the options above.
2

The term "spindrift" occurs in one of the technical definitions for what scale?

A
Saffir-Simpson
B
Aeolian
C
Fujita
D
Beaufort
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3

In the 1920s an Oxford Professor of Anglo-Saxon wrote "The Cat and the Fiddle: A Nursery Rhyme Undone and its Scandalous Secret Unlocked", and followed it by other works including what?

A
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
B
The Hobbit
C
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
D
The Pobble Who Has No Toes
Select from the options above.
4

Richard Colvin Reid is a self-admitted member of al-Qaeda who pleaded guilty in 2002 in US federal court to 8 criminal counts of terrorism stemming from his attempt to destroy a commercial aircraft in-flight by detonating explosives hidden where?

A
In his underpants
B
Under his hat
C
In his shoes
D
Up his jumper
Select from the options above.
5

Which war, from 1853 to 1856, was between Turkey and Sardinia together with (from 1854) Britain and France, on one side and Russia on the other?

A
Crime and Punishment
B
The Crimson Struggle
C
The Crimean War
D
The "Cry Foul" Rebellion
Select from the options above.
6

In 1965, who became the first non-American golfer to win the Masters, the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship?

A
Gene Sarazen
B
Gary Player
C
Jack Nicklaus
D
Ben Hogan
Select from the options above.
7

The slang words "cool", "groovy", "cat", and "chick" came from the jazz music culture in what decades'?

A
1920s and 1930s
B
1900s to 1910s
C
1940s to 1950s
D
1950s and 1960s
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