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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 August 2021

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1

In 2004, Barbie dumped Ken for an Australian. What was his name?

A
Blaine
B
Bruce
C
Bazza
D
Brian
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2

Where did the hypertext publication known as "wiki", collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience directly using a web browser, get its name?

A
A whim of the concept's developer
B
A Hawaiian word for "quick"
C
The name of a pet monkey
D
A Doppler effect
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3

Which was the last unit in the International System of Units still directly defined by an artefact?

A
Kilogram
B
Metre
C
Second (time)
D
Mole
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4

One of the longest African rivers is also recorded as the world's deepest. What is the measured depth in parts of the river?

A
178 m (584 ft)
B
200 m (656 ft)
C
Around 220 m (720 ft)
D
116 m (381 ft)
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5

At the 1976 Summer Olympics, who was the only female competitor not to have a sex test?

A
Princess Anne of the UK
B
Nadia Com─âneci of Romania
C
Nellie Kim of the Soviet Union
D
Luann Ryon of the USA
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6

Which country was the first to legalise same-sex marriage as a result of a referendum?

A
New Zealand
B
Ireland
C
Denmark
D
Spain
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7

Who "is watching you" in George Orwell's book "Nineteen Eighty-Four"?

A
Big Daddy
B
Big Ears
C
Big Brother
D
Big Bopper
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