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Daily Quiz #4940

General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 28 July 2022

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Why was the start of the Eurasian KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) 2011-12 season of ice hockey delayed for nearly a week?

A
The entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team and coaching staff died in an air crash
B
A labour dispute which resulted in a lockout
C
Late resolution of some safety issues at the grounds
D
Drugging allegations
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2

Which direction does the biggest river in South America flow?

A
East north east
B
West south west
C
East south east
D
West north west
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3

Which of these was a French writer who is known especially for his first published novel, "Madame Bovary" (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style?

A
Gérard Depardieu
B
Charles de Gaulle
C
Gustave Flaubert
D
Edgar Dégas
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4

Which rock musical includes the songs "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour"?

A
Billy Elliot
B
Little Shop of Horrors
C
Tommy
D
Sunday in the Park with George
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5

In a 1956 interview with the American journalist Anna Louise Strong, Mao Zedong described the USA as a paper what?

A
Serviette
B
Aeroplane
C
Tiger
D
Chase
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6

Where would you go to see exposed one of the most complete sequences of rock anywhere, representing a period of nearly 2 billion years of the Earth's history?

A
Mt Eiger, Switzerland
B
Huka Falls, New Zealand
C
Kakadu National Park, Australia
D
The Grand Canyon, USA
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7

The word "meow", or "miaou", is an example of what?

A
Regression
B
Mimesis
C
Synonym
D
Onomatopoeia
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