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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 August 2021

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The present standard model of cosmology indicates that what, not detectable directly but deduced by its effects, constitutes at least 84.5% of the total mass of the universe?

A
Bosons
B
White light
C
Black holes
D
Dark energy and dark matter
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2

Which of these would be involved in prestidigitation?

A
Refrigerator engineer
B
Doctor
C
Canning factory manager
D
Magician
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3

What was reported as being from ancient Greece by authors Lynn and Gray Poole in their "History of the Ancient Games", after they saw it carved on a stone when visiting Delphi In the 1950s?

A
The Olympic rings
B
The Coca Cola trademark
C
The Nike "swoosh"
D
The motto "Ars Gratia Artis"
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4

What is the present name of a large group of islands in the heart of the western area of the Coral Triangle, known and highly prized by Arab traders, and by Europeans from at least the 16th century?

A
The Comoros
B
Zanzibar
C
The Moluccas
D
The Philippines
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5

What role did Laurence Olivier play in the 1960 film "Spartacus"?

A
Crassus
B
Spartacus
C
Vercingetorix
D
Attila the Hun
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6

What was the name of the English parliament that restored Charles II as king in 1660?

A
The Court of the Star Chamber
B
The Long Parliament
C
The Barebones Parliament
D
The Convention Parliament
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7

Which Dutch fabric merchant, surveyor, wine assayer, and minor city official, learned to grind lenses for simple microscopes and discovered bacteria, free-living and parasitic microscopic protists, sperm cells, blood cells and microscopic nematodes?

A
Christiaan Huygens
B
Baruch Spinoza
C
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
D
Hendrik Lorentz
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