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Daily Quiz #4785

General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 23 February 2022

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1

Which was a "first" that marked the opening ceremony of the 1976 Sumer Olympics?

A
The first female to light the Olympic flame
B
The Olympic flame was lighted by two people
C
Two black American athletes raised their black-gloved fists in their medal award ceremony
D
Use of a synthetic all-weather surface for track and field events
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2

Which is the largest river in Guyana?

A
Paraná
B
Orinoco
C
Essequibo
D
Juruá
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3

Despite lacking lower legs he played rugby union at school, he is a Paralympic champion, and in 2014 he started serving a prison sentence of five years, later extended on appeal to 13 years 5 months, for murder. Who is he?

A
Ancient Pistol
B
Oscar the Grouch
C
Oscar Pistorius
D
Scarface Claw
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4

In Arthurian legend, Sir Gawain took on the mission to behead whom?

A
The Green Knight
B
The Black Knight
C
The White Knight
D
The Blue Knight
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5

It has been used to give life to wall surfaces, stained glass, Chinese carved lacquer, heraldry, silverwork and fabrics; it uses a repeated pattern, generally squares, lozenges or other simple shapes. What is it called?

A
Riprap
B
Diaper work
C
Chequering
D
Twill
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6

What is the substance that causes irritation from a sting by a nettle or an ant?

A
Folic acid
B
Citric acid
C
Hydrochloric acid
D
Formic acid
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7

The lyric "Then I got Mary pregnant and man that's all she wrote, and for my 19th birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat" is from which song?

A
"Wouldn't it be Nice" by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher
B
"The River" by Bruce Springsteen
C
"Je t'aime moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg
D
"Joy to the World" by Hoyt Axton
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