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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 July 2021

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Taking 0 BC as a point in time, what is the last day of the first decade of the second millennium?

A
31 December 2010
B
31 December 2009
C
31 December 1909
D
31 December 2011
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2

At the start of a game of chess, there are 16 of which pieces on the board?

A
Pawns
B
Sardines
C
Shrimps
D
Sprats
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3

Like many of his contemporaries he thought of the English as the master race, he was an imperialist and successful entrepreneur and businessman who co-founded the De Beers Consolidated Mines diamond firm, and he was an enterprising politician. Who was he?

A
Cecil John Rhodes
B
Charles Dunell Rudd
C
James Rochfort Maguire
D
Joseph Chamberlain
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4

In April 1947, following a rapidly spreading epidemic of what disease, New York, USA, carried out a programme of vaccination which delivered over 6.35 million doses over the space of just 4 weeks?

A
Polio
B
Smallpox
C
Measles
D
Diphtheria
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5

What river runs through Memphis, Tennessee, USA?

A
Ohio River
B
Platte River
C
Salt River
D
Mississippi
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6

The "cur-" of the word "curfew" is the English assimilation of a French word meaning what?

A
Curb
B
Crush
C
Cover
D
Priest
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7

Which school is the setting for the 1955 film "Blackboard Jungle"?

A
East High School
B
North Manual High School
C
Rydell High School
D
Brookfield Public School
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