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Daily Quiz #4874

General Knowledge Quiz for Monday, 23 May 2022

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1

In which century did Henry VIII, king of England, die?

A
18th
B
17th
C
16th
D
19th
Select from the options above.
2

In 2021, what do the 12 countries or states - Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Malta, Sweden, Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City - have in common?

A
They do not have a standing navy
B
They are European but not members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
C
Their flags all include red
D
They were signatories to the Warsaw Pact in 1955
Select from the options above.
3

Why were the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles boycotted by the Soviet Union and most of the communist world (though China, Romania, and Yugoslavia participated)?

A
As a lever in political negotiations with the US
B
A global economic recession that affected much of the developed world
C
Because of suspected US involvement in the assassination of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat in 1981
D
In retaliation for the US-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these countries has the largest population?

A
Egypt
B
Nigeria
C
Sudan
D
Kenya
Select from the options above.
5

The small gelatinous stinging freshwater tube-like predators known as hydra have what unusual characteristic?

A
They can cross-reproduce with sea anemones
B
They are amphibious
C
They can also exist in deep sea environments
D
They can regenerate and do not appear to age
Select from the options above.
6

With what profession was Vidal Sassoon most associated?

A
Sculpture
B
Hairdressing
C
Cookery
D
Painting
Select from the options above.
7

If something is described as a "des res" what is it ?

A
Desirable
B
Deserted
C
Desiccated
D
Destroyed
Select from the options above.
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