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General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 23 May 2024

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Q1. Where did Karen Blixen return home in 1931 after leaving Kenya, and start publishing the books (under the pen name Isaak Dinesen) for which she became well-known internationally?

A
Denmark
B
Sweden
C
Germany
D
Finland
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Q2. What is the official language in Guyana, on the South America mainland and on the southern limits of the Caribbean?

A
French
B
English
C
German
D
Russian
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Q3. What was the name given by the press to Elizabeth Short, a US murder victim who was found murdered in Los Angeles in January 1947?

A
The Black Dahlia
B
The Scarlet Pimpernel
C
The White Rabbit
D
The Grey Mouse
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Q4. A way of looking at mathematical relationships and operations using abstract symbols instead of specific numbers is called what?

A
Trigonometry
B
Geometry
C
Algebra
D
Game theory
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Q5. Which of these was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement who in 1945 married Lee Krasner, an important influence on his career?

A
Andy Warhol
B
Mark Rothko
C
Edward Hopper
D
Jackson Pollock
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Q6. Which of these activities is assisted by having the art of legerdemain?

A
Cooking
B
Sewing
C
Performing magic tricks
D
Playing a stringed instrument
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Q7. What was stolen from Stanley Gibbons' stamp company's exhibition in the Westminster Central Hall on Sunday 20 March 1966, and found by David Corbett's dog Pickles on March 27 under the hedge of Corbett's house?

A
Shakespeare's First Folio, published in 1623
B
Jules Rimet Trophy (FIFA World Cup)
C
The Koh-I-Noor Diamond
D
"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" by Pablo Picasso
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