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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 August 2021

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1

Which of these is the name of a panther in Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book"?

A
Bagheera
B
Mowgli
C
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
D
Akela
Select from the options above.
2

At the 2009 Freediving Individual World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, and in the Bahamas, competitors from which country won 9 of the 22 medals awarded in addition to setting a world record?

A
Italy
B
Afghanistan
C
Germany
D
New Zealand
Select from the options above.
3

What is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean at the head of the Golden Horn Bay not far from Russia's border with China and North Korea, and the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet?

A
Vladivostok
B
Murmansk
C
Saint Petersburg
D
Novorossiysk
Select from the options above.
4

What name was given to a series of violent events on 21 May 1979 in San Francisco, USA, sparked by the lenient sentencing (for voluntary manslaughter, the lightest possible) of Dan White for the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, which led to changes in the city's official attitude to gays?

A
Moscone riots
B
White Night riots
C
Gay Pride riots
D
Bloody Friday
Select from the options above.
5

The mandrill is the word's largest what?

A
Monkey
B
Cat
C
Dog
D
Eagle
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6

Olefin, Vinyon, Saran, Vinalon, Aramids, Lyocell, Orlon, Zylon, Vectran & Derclon are types of what?

A
Man made fibre
B
Petrochemical cleaner
C
Snake
D
Plastic
Select from the options above.
7

Who is thought to have first invented gunpowder?

A
Chinese alchemists
B
Swedish engineers
C
Sri Lankan inventors
D
Saudi Arabian military
Select from the options above.
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