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General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 29 December 2023

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1

In the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics, the Olympic torch was toured through 5 Brazilian cities plus where else before creating the Olympic Flame?

A
The statue of Christ the Redeemer
B
London, UK
C
Tokyo, Japan
D
Stoke Mandeville
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2

In 1966 a computer programme called ELIZA was published, which is described as the first designed to do what?

A
Mimic the sound of human speech
B
Respond to questions as if human
C
Translate live
D
Sing
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3

In what field was the 15th century Flemish Jan van Eyck famous?

A
Etching
B
Writing
C
Oil painting
D
Water colour landscapes
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4

Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the Pulitzer Prizes, made his fortune from what?

A
Furniture making
B
Oil
C
Horse racing
D
Newspapers
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5

What colour are the stars on the US flag?

A
Black
B
White
C
Red
D
Blue
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6

What does "With lifebelts on they may not have drowned" mean?

A
They did wear lifebelts but still drowned
B
They didn't wear lifebelts and have drowned; lifebelts could maybe have saved them
C
They could have been wearing lifebelts and could still be alive
D
Lifebelts are a lifesaver
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7

What light-sensitive tissue lines the inner surface of the eye?

A
Iris
B
Lens
C
Cornea
D
Retina
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