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General Knowledge Quiz for Monday, 1 January 2024

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1

Which of these countries does not have a capital city where the name starts and ends with the same letter?

A
Samoa
B
Andorra
C
Turkiye
D
New Zealand
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2

As what character did comic actor and writer Rik Mayall appear in the UK TV programme "Blackadder II"?

A
Lord Flashheart
B
Mad Gerald
C
Lord Percy Percy
D
Prince Regent
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3

What was the arbalest which came into use in Europe in the 10th and 11th centuries?

A
A missile launcher on the principle of the crossbow
B
An early type of gun
C
A musical instrument
D
A dress
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4

Classical Greek tradition referred to several men of the 7-6th century BCE, including Thales of Miletus, Pittacus of Mytilene, Bias of Priene and Solon of Athens, by what collective name?

A
The Seven Sages, or Wise Men
B
The Fathers of Thought
C
The Five Fathers
D
The Wise Thinkers
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5

When simulated single cell automata (simple programs) interact to produce complex, seemingly intelligent outcomes without following specific recipes, this is a development from what?

A
Information theory
B
AI
C
Game theory
D
Logic
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6

What is a cedilla?

A
Version of the letter "z"
B
Symbol used in writing some letters to modify the sound
C
Dance
D
Voiced palatal fricative
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7

How many members of a netball team are allowed to shoot at goal?

A
4
B
2
C
3
D
5
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