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Wildcard Quiz #652

Wildcard General Knowledge Quiz for 17 July 2021

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1

If someone is dismissed from employment, what are they said to have been?

A
Fired
B
Lit
C
Sparked
D
Burnt
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2

The musical term "scherzo" takes its name from the Italian word for what?

A
Joke
B
Bicycle
C
Short dress
D
Male puppy
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3

What does a querulous person do?

A
Complain
B
Ask questions
C
Speak too fast
D
Raise objections
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4

Where is the stempost of a sea-going vessel?

A
In the centre (the mast)
B
At the stern
C
At the bow
D
Holding the wheel
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5

What does the "L" stand for in the letters "SWALK" written on an envelope?

A
Longing
B
Letter
C
Loving
D
Lathered
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6

The slang words "cool", "groovy", "cat", and "chick" came from the jazz music culture in what decades'?

A
1920s and 1930s
B
1900s to 1910s
C
1940s to 1950s
D
1950s and 1960s
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7

Which organisation was involved in a scandal in the 1980s, concerning the 1982 $3.5 billion collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, has been the subject of a US government report which accused it of funding the Solidarity Polish trade-union and the Contras, and managing US covert funds, was reported in 2009 of being investigated for money laundering transactions worth €180 million (US$ 218 million) and in September 2010 came under investigation for other money laundering charges?

A
Bank of America
B
The Institute for Works of Religion
C
Deutsche Bank
D
Bank of England
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