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Daily Quiz #4717

General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 17 December 2021

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1

Where was the centennial Winter Olympics held?

A
Lillehammer, Norway
B
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
C
There were no Winter Olympics Games in the centennial year
D
Nagano, Japan
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2

When did the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire achieve the right to have legislative independence from the United Kingdom?

A
1899
B
1945
C
1931
D
1960
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3

Which is not another name for allspice?

A
Pimento
B
Jamaica pepper
C
Clove
D
Newspice
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4

Which plant genus, with species ranging from low deciduous shrubs to evergreen trees up to 18 m (59 ft) tall and native to areas of Eurasia and Africa, flowers prolifically with dense pink spikes?

A
Ceiba (silk floss tree)
B
Tamarindus (tamarind)
C
Buddleia
D
Tamarix (tamarisk or salt cedar)
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5

Which polemical and lastingly influential book about writing and freedom was published in England in 1644 at the height of the English Civil War by a scholar and philosopher later known and celebrated more for poetry?

A
Oroonoko
B
Some Thoughts Concerning Education
C
Leviathan
D
Areopagitica
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6

Which is an official spoken language of China?

A
Pashto
B
Mandarin
C
Tamil
D
Messapian
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7

Who choreographed (and directed) the 1972 film "Cabaret"?

A
Martha Graham
B
Jerome Robbins
C
Bob Fosse
D
Merce Cunningham
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