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General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 15 January 2022

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Many of the alkaline and saline lakes in and around the complex of rift valleys known collectively as the Great Rift Valley running down eastern Africa, are notable for what?

A
Any or all of these
B
Geysers and hot springs
C
Nesting flamingos
D
Abundant cyanobacteria
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2

Ingredients of a Big Mac include meat patties, a bun, cheese, onion, sauce, pickles and what else?

A
Bacon
B
Egg
C
Lettuce
D
Tomato
Select from the options above.
3

The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, built by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn & Geoff Tootill that first ran on 21 June 1948, was an early form of what?

A
Mobile telephone
B
Computer
C
Dishwasher
D
Space rocket
Select from the options above.
4

Before they launched as Cirque du Soleil in 1984, they were a street theatre group in Baie-Saint-Paul, near Québec City, the name of which featured what kind of performer?

A
Sword swallowers
B
Stilt-walkers
C
Puppeteers
D
Tumblers
Select from the options above.
5

The trilogy of plays known collectively as "Passion Play" (2005-2013) was written by whom?

A
Jacques Scheurs
B
Michael Sheen
C
Sarah Ruhl
D
Russell Westbrook
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6

What war, begun in 1740 when Austrian Emperor Charles VI died and his daughter Maria Theresa came to the throne, involved attacks by Prussia, Bavaria, France, Spain, Sardinia and Saxony, and ended in 1748?

A
The Crimean War
B
The Second World War
C
The War of the Austrian Succession
D
The Boer War
Select from the options above.
7

Who created the international competition called the Goodwill Games, that were held between 1986 and 2001?

A
Ted Turner
B
Kerry Packer
C
Prince Charles
D
Bob Geldof
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