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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 August 2021

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1

When was the eastern part of Australia claimed by Great Britain?

A
1770
B
1542
C
1896
D
1606
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2

In the 2014 film "Still Alice", Alzheimer's gradually blots out Alice's memories and abilities. Until the age of 50, when she is first diagnosed, what had been her work?

A
CEO of a medical research foundation
B
Actor
C
Print proof-reader
D
Linguistics professor
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3

A sound change within a word that indicates grammatical information is known as what?

A
Apophony
B
Vowel grading
C
Root modulation
D
Morphing
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4

Who set the record for winning the most races in a single Isle of Man TT meeting, with five wins in 2010?

A
Ian Hutchinson
B
Cameron Donald
C
Michael Dunlop
D
Keith Amor
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5

The roughly circular deep depressions, typically found in shallow carbonate platforms, formed during past ice ages when the sea level was up to 100–120 m (330–390 ft) lower than at present are a favourite target of extreme divers. What are they called?

A
Blue holes
B
Sink holes
C
Deeps
D
Bore holes
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6

In 1657, who turned down the opportunity to become King of England?

A
Oliver Cromwell
B
William (and Mary)
C
Canute
D
Beowulf
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7

What is Sirius B, the smaller body of the Sirius binary star?

A
White dwarf
B
Brown dwarf
C
Main sequence stars
D
T Tauri Star
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