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General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 13 January 2024

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Aeschylus, Greek religious thinker and playwright, was killed when a tortoise hit him on the head. How did the tortoise land there?

A
It fell off a ledge above where he was sitting
B
It was thrown by a fellow dramatist
C
It was dropped by an eagle
D
It mistook him for a female tortoise and jumped at him
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2

Kigali is the capital city of which country?

A
Rwanda
B
Uganda
C
Côte d'Ivoire
D
Zambia
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3

Behourd, quintain, mêlée, and hastilude are terms relating to what?

A
Embroidery of murals commemorating famous battles
B
Archery contests
C
A mediaeval religious ritual in Macedonia
D
Martial games
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4

What is the term "synaesthesia" applied to?

A
To describe the study of multiple art forms in the light of their underlying similarity
B
Where a variety of artistic styles is used to create a single work
C
Where one sensory or cognitive experience is involuntarily experienced as also being a different one
D
To describe heightened senses
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5

To what country is the Shinto religion indigenous?

A
India
B
Saudi Arabia
C
Pakistan
D
Japan
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6

What was the first name of Doctor Barnardo?

A
Thomas
B
Theodore
C
Thaddeus
D
Tom
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7

What was the political background on the day when Ike and Tina Turner and John Lee Hooker were inducted into the USA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

A
The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians
B
USA announced it was starting Operation Desert Storm, the Gulf War
C
Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi agree to end violence between their political parties
D
Soviet forces attacked Vilnius in an attempt to stop Lithuanian independence
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