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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 November 2021

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The oldest surviving almost-complete tablets recording a kingdom's code of laws, formed c. 2100–2050 BCE, applied to what region?

A
Babylon, southern Mesopotamia
B
Judaea
C
Sumer, southern Mesopotamia
D
Mycenae, Greece
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2

The critically acclaimed, but only 2-season, American TV series "Lot 49" (2018-19), described by one critic as "a fantastic puzzle of a series", references a book by which writer?

A
Eleanor Catton
B
Truman Capote
C
Edgar Rice Burroughs
D
Thomas Pynchon
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3

What did Emperor Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, aim to achieve when he called the Diet of Worms together in 1521?

A
To call Martin Luther to defend or recant his views on Indulgences in the Christian Church
B
A review of Church riches
C
To examine the doctrines of Christian redemption through grace or works
D
Stocktake of numbers of adherents
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4

What is it about maple wood that makes it so popular for making musical instruments?

A
It carries sound waves well
B
Its attractive grain
C
Its colour
D
It weathers well
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5

Which Winter Olympic Games was the last to have an outdoor speed skating rink?

A
1960 in Squaw Valley, California
B
1992 in Albertville
C
2018 in Pyeongchang
D
1972 in Sapporo
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6

The Mason-Dixon line, which came to symbolise the cultural boundary between the Northern and Southern United States, was originally surveyed to define the border between Maryland and which other state?

A
Delaware
B
Pennsylvania
C
West Virginia
D
Ohio
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7

Loki and Baldur, or Baldr, are names from what?

A
Russian folk tales
B
Greyhound breeding
C
Norse mythology
D
Shoe styles
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