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Daily Quiz #4716

General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 16 December 2021

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Donald Trump addressed a crowd on 6 January 2021 down the road from the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. What was the overall drift of what he said?

A
Keep warm in the winter cold
B
A description of the Capitol building's architecture
C
The presidential election in 2020 had been stolen from him and "the American people"
D
Take the vaccine against the COVID-19 virus as soon as possible
Select from the options above.
2

There is a "famed Tahiti Beach" on the ...

A
French Riviera, in Saint Tropez, France
B
Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia
C
Abu Dhabi, a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf
D
Devon, on Britain's south coast
Select from the options above.
3

When was the first modern Olympic Games scheduled to be held in an Asian country?

A
1972
B
1964
C
1940
D
1914
Select from the options above.
4

Who played the lead character in the surreal 1998 film "The Truman Show"?

A
Kevin Kline
B
Johnny Depp
C
Jim Carrey
D
Robin Williams
Select from the options above.
5

When the first pay toilets were established in the UK, at the Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851, the penny charge included using the hygiene facilities and what else?

A
A clean seat, a towel, a comb and a shoe shine
B
A clean floor
C
An attendant to take messages
D
Unlimited supply of paper for hygiene
Select from the options above.
6

What is a Russian Blue?

A
Gerbil
B
Parrot
C
Cat
D
Pig
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7

Who was the "Angela" whose ashes Frank McCourt included in the title of his memoir (publ. 1996)?

A
His mother
B
His sister
C
His neighbour
D
His daughter
Select from the options above.
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