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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 July 2021

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1

Who composed the operas "The Mask of Orpheus" (1986) and "Gawain" (1991)?

A
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
B
Philip Glass
C
John Adams
D
Thomas Adès
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2

Which mountain range stretches from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west?

A
Alps
B
Urals
C
Andes
D
Caucasus
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3

The element cobalt gets its name from the German word for what?

A
Goblin
B
Fishbowl
C
Fire
D
Dream
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4

On air, in September 2010, David Letterman asked whom during an interview for $US1 million for the use of a section of his programme in a film?

A
Joaquin Phoenix
B
Brad Pitt
C
Leonardo DiCaprio
D
Peter Fonda
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5

In 1863 the Société d'Encouragement launched an event to see international contest between what or who?

A
Cyclists
B
Three-year-old horses
C
Poets
D
Fencers
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6

In 2009, Garrett Camp, a computer programmer and co-founder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Red Swoosh, founded what other (controversial) company?

A
AirBnB
B
Ubercab (later Uber)
C
Mailchimp
D
PayPal
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7

What gas is the main component of the atmosphere of the planet Mars?

A
Carbon dioxide
B
Oxygen
C
Hydrogen
D
Xenon
Select from the options above.
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