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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 August 2021

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Which country occupies the islands called Euboea, Kefalonia, Khíos, Zakynthos, Thassos, Lefkada, Karpathos and Kythira?

A
Greece
B
Turkey
C
Spain
D
Philippines
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2

In 1750 French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille set up an observatory in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, where he did what?

A
Discovered the planet Uranus
B
Observed nearly 10,000 southern stars
C
The observatory was burnt down before he could do anything
D
Made wine
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3

Who signed and issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the USA on New Year's day 1863?

A
George Washington
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Ulysses S. Grant
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4

From the first Pokémon World Championship in 2004 until 2019 where were the tournaments held?

A
UK
B
France
C
Taiwan
D
USA
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5

What ore is the chief source of aluminium?

A
Iron
B
Bauxite
C
Manganese
D
Lead
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6

For what situation did the term "cabotage" originate?

A
Inter-country travel
B
Routes followed by 15th century Italian navigator and explorer John Cabot
C
Coastal shipping trade involving two or more countries
D
Inter-planetary travel
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7

An annual rodeo, exhibition and festival first held in 1912 and named the Stampede, is now held every July, where?

A
Mareeba, Cairns, Australia
B
Douglas County, Colorado, USA
C
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
D
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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