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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2021

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What term is used almost exclusively to describe a self-contained piece for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment, commonly in opera, although they also form movements of oratorios and cantatas?

A
Cadenza
B
Aria
C
Canto
D
Karaoke
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2

Jean de Ockeghem, composer of sacred and secular music, wrote in which century?

A
Early 17th
B
Late 15th
C
12th
D
18th
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3

Which British television series, running from 1969 to 1982, was described by the writers of Monty Python's Flying Circus which went to air very soon after as making them "very depressed because we thought it was what we wanted to do"?

A
The Trumptonshire Trilogy
B
Decidedly Dusty
C
Q...
D
The Complete and Utter History of Britain
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4

Where do tepals occur?

A
In some plant leaves
B
In frogs
C
As part of a fungus root system
D
In ancient flowering plants
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5

The Vedic Age in India, ca 1500 BCE to 600 BCE, began with an influx of immigrating peoples known as what?

A
Mesopotamian
B
Mauryan
C
Aryan
D
Melanesian
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6

Which country was the first to win the Rugby World Cup other than its founders, New Zealand and Australia?

A
South Africa
B
France
C
England
D
Wales
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7

Burj Al Arab Hotel, built in the shape of a sail, is where?

A
Abu Dhabi
B
Dubai
C
Qatar
D
Saudi Arabia
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