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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 January 2022

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Which HBO Max sci-fi series set on the real planet Kepler-22b centres on artificial intelligence and religious belief?

A
Station Eleven
B
Peacemaker
C
Raising Wolves
D
Infinity Train
Select from the options above.
2

Voyages of exploration which stretched from 1492 to 1504 started with what purpose?

A
To travel from one pole to the other
B
To find a new and shorter route from Portugal to the Orient
C
Testing out a new type of sail
D
To give the crew extended holiday cruises
Select from the options above.
3

What caused the eventual sinking of the Italian ship, MS Achille Lauro, hijacked in 1985 by four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)?

A
A fierce storm when it was returning to Italy from Egypt after the hijack
B
Scuttled by the hijackers as they escaped
C
Mined by the US military after an American passenger was killed in the hijack negotiations
D
A fire in the engine room nine years later, in 1994, when one of the boilers exploded
Select from the options above.
4

Where are the headquarters of the World Curling Federation?

A
Ottawa, Canada
B
Perth Scotland
C
Bern, Switzerland
D
Stockholm, Sweden
Select from the options above.
5

Fingerprints come in three basic patterns. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Arches
B
Loops
C
Whorls
D
Turns
Select from the options above.
6

Who wrote the music for the award-winning 1961 musical film for which Steven Spielberg directed a re-make in 2021?

A
Leonard Bernstein
B
Stephen Sondheim
C
George Gershwin
D
Aaron Copland
Select from the options above.
7

What are the first words of the hymn written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847 that continues "Fast falls the Eventide"?

A
Onward Christian soldiers
B
Away in a manger
C
Silent night, holy night
D
Abide with me
Select from the options above.
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