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General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 20 January 2024

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1

When someone in Davis Guggenheim's team is reported to have called his film, "An Inconvenient Truth", just prior to its release in 2006 a "feathered fish" what was meant?

A
"It doesn't swim and it doesn't fly"
B
"It's a dinosaur"
C
"It's over-argued"
D
"It's a puzzle"
Select from the options above.
2

What is the name of the dark nebula in the constellation Orion that is approximately 1500 light years from Earth?

A
Elephant-trunk
B
Catspaw
C
Horsehead
D
Sheepshank
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3

Who was on the British throne when Balmoral Castle was bought for their use?

A
Henry VIII
B
George III
C
James II
D
Victoria
Select from the options above.
4

Approximately what shape is the Chinese island of Hainan?

A
Star
B
Zigzag
C
Square
D
Teardrop
Select from the options above.
5

What is the "Uroclub", invented by Floyd E Seskin of Florida, which looks like a big-handled golf club?

A
Putter designed and made in Europe
B
Portable urinal
C
An iron with changeable heads
D
Portable folding seat
Select from the options above.
6

The books "Homeland Elegies" and "American Dervish" centre on the experiences of what?

A
Emigration from Pakistan
B
Immigration to America
C
Would-be terrorists
D
Grief and solitude
Select from the options above.
7

A senate was the governing body of which of these empires?

A
Greek
B
Mongol
C
British
D
Roman
Select from the options above.
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