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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 August 2021

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1

"The Hunting of the Snark (an Agony in 8 Fits)", published in 1876, followed which other work by the same author?

A
Pride and Prejudice
B
Great Expectations
C
Gulliver's Travels
D
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found
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2

What was the special field of history examined by English historian and Member of Parliament, Edward Gibbon?

A
English parliamentary practice
B
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, and the history of early Christianity and of Europe
C
The rise and fall of piracy in the Americas and Europe
D
Alexander the Great
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3

What is the Chilean desert between the coast and the Andes?

A
Kalahari
B
Gobi
C
Atacama
D
Sahara
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4

The Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan became internationally known during what hostilities?

A
Six-Day War of 1967, and Yom Kippur War of 1973
B
World Wat II
C
World War I
D
Deir Yassin massacre
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5

In the acronym NFT used in digital block-chain enabled transactions, what does the "F" stand for?

A
Frangible
B
Fungible
C
Functional
D
Fragile
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6

What is technetium?

A
The first element to be synthesised rather than being discovered in nature
B
A theoretical element, not so far synthesised
C
An isotope of rhenium
D
A compound of rhenium and boron
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7

Which was the first Olympic Games to held in the Balkans, after the 1896 Games in Athens?

A
!988 Summer Olympics
B
1984 Winter Olympics
C
1998 Winter Paralympics
D
2014 Winter Paralympics
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