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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 August 2021

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1

Where are the Elburz, or Alborz, Mountains?

A
Mongolia
B
Afghanistan
C
Syria
D
Iran
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2

The first 1863 issue of American magazine Harper's Weekly carried the first of an image which developed into what iconic American image?

A
The Republican Elephant
B
Uncle Sam
C
Santa Claus
D
The Democrat Donkey
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3

What is the name of the 1928 ballet commissioned for performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., composed by Igor Stravinsky, re-costumed by Coco Chanel in 1929, and the first major ballet choreographed by 24-year old George Balanchine?

A
Coppélia
B
The Nutcracker
C
Don Quixote
D
Apollo, or Apollon musagète
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4

The almost invisible external parasite Knemidocoptes mutans is usually found where?

A
On eyebrows
B
In the ears
C
Round fingernails or claws
D
On the legs of poultry
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5

Erik Akkersdijk set a world record of 7.08 seconds at the Czech Open in 2008 ... for what?

A
Checkmate in a chess game
B
Solving a Rubik Cube
C
Swimming 50 yards
D
Eating 50 hot dogs
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6

He was of Huguenot descent, lost sight in one eye in a practice fencing bout with his father, was knighted in 1893 for artistic achievement, and was renowned for a long career of biting, sarcastic, often radical political and social comment. Who was he?

A
Sir John Tenniel
B
George Bernard Shaw
C
George Cruikshank
D
Jean-Ignace-Isidore Grandville
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7

What caused the closure of the Panama Canal in December 2010, for the first time in 21 years?

A
Extensive dredging near the Centennial Bridge
B
Flooding
C
Repairs being carried out on the Miraflores locks
D
Machinery failure at the Gatún locks
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