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General Knowledge Quiz for Sunday, 9 January 2022

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1

What is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value?

A
Doggerel
B
Cattery
C
Mousing
D
Ratatouille
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2

Where is the ancient Oxus River?

A
Central Asia
B
North of the River Thames, England
C
Sweden
D
Japan
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3

"Politics and sport should not mix" is often heard, but for the 1920 Olympics the line seems to have been blurred, at least, with what effect?

A
The Games orchestra refused to play the German and Austrian national anthems
B
The nations blamed by the Allies for starting WW I were banned from the Games
C
The audiences booed any German athlete
D
The newly formed Soviet Union was not invited
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4

Over two days in 1921 a lynch mob destroyed 35 blocks of thriving businesses and homes, and between 30 and 300 people were killed and 10,000 left homeless. For more than 70 years it was barely mentioned and multiple records of the disaster were destroyed. Where?

A
Tulsa, Oklahoma
B
East St. Louis, Illinois
C
Chicago, Illinois
D
Duluth, Minnesota
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5

Whose art exhibit "My Bed", a double bed in a dishevelled state with stained sheets, surrounded by detritus such as soiled underwear, slippers and empty drink bottles, was exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1999 as one of the shortlisted works for the Turner Prize?

A
Richard Billingham
B
Damien Hirst
C
Spartacus Chetwynd
D
Tracey Emin
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6

For what did 1973 Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz receive his award?

A
The discovery of vitamin K
B
Discoveries concerning organisation and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns
C
The discovery of tumour-inducing viruses
D
Discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies
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7

What name is given to a set of noncommunicable diseases brought on by consumption of junk food, to which Native Americans and the indigenous people of Oceania are particularly susceptible, characterised by obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a shortened life span?

A
New World Syndrome
B
McDonalds Syndrome
C
Clinical lycanthropy
D
Anorexia nervosa
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