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General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 24 January 2024

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1

Mohammad Reza "King of Kings" and "Light of the Aryans" was the second, and the last, monarch of which House to rule within his country?

A
Pahlavi
B
Mohammadzai
C
Hashemite
D
al-Fayṣal al-Saud
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2

Where is the city of Medellin?

A
Ecuador
B
Venezuela
C
Brazil
D
Colombia
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3

What is a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilisation by a male?

A
Carcinoma
B
Parthenogenesis
C
Pheronism
D
Trans-genderisation
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4

What does the phrase "copper-bottomed", meaning a safe bet, come from?

A
Saucepans or other cooking ware which have a copper bottom
B
The practice of wrapping the bottom of a ship in a copper sheath
C
A copper intra-uterine device
D
Copper wiring
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5

Which poem by Thomas Gray, completed in 1750 and inspired by Gray's thoughts following the death of the poet Richard West in 1742, was so popular in London literary circles that Gray was forced to publish the work on 15 February 1751 to pre-empt a magazine publisher from printing an unlicensed copy?

A
The Progress of Poesy
B
Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes
C
Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College
D
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
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6

The round of the 2014 World Taekwondo Federation competitions to be held in Kharkiv in early October was cancelled; what was the reason?

A
More than half the competitors had severe headaches
B
Ongoing armed unrest in Ukraine
C
They decided to hold a picnic instead
D
Itching powder had been sprinkled over all the mats at the venue as well as the spares
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7

Which African kingdom, founded by Osei Tutu in the 1670s fought 4 wars against Britain between 1823 and 1896 until, in 1900, it was incorporated into the Gold Coast colony as a protectorate?

A
Tutsi
B
Zulu
C
Ashanti
D
Kenya
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