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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 December 2021

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In various English-speaking countries, a flag is flown at what is said to be half mast as a mark of respect or mourning; in the U.S. (on land) the gesture is known as half what?

A
Trunk
B
Pole
C
Pile
D
Staff
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2

What was the first of a succession of Soviet state security organisations, created by a decree issued on 20 December 1917 by Vladimir Lenin and subsequently led by Felix Dzerzhinsky?

A
The Cheka
B
SPECTRE
C
SMERSH
D
Tass
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3

Which of these sports has an event called the "omnium"?

A
Shooting
B
Fencing
C
Cycling
D
Swimming
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4

Who wrote "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

A
Arthur C Clarke
B
Terry Pratchett
C
Isaac Asimov
D
Douglas Adams
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5

What have George Etheridge, William Wycherley, Thomas Shadwell, Thomas Otway Colby Ciber and William Congreve in common?

A
They composed what is termed "early music"
B
They discovered moons in the solar system
C
They formulated the modern atomic table
D
They wrote Restoration Comedies
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6

Luigi and Lucia Galeazzi Galvani are credited with the first studies in what, published in 1791?

A
Continuously providing electric current to a circuit
B
The nature of bioelectricity in the body
C
The hearing of birds, quadrupeds, and humans
D
The properties of a vacuum
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7

Which two bodies of water does the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait connect?

A
The Black Sea and the Aegean Sea
B
The Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
C
The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden
D
The Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
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