Miscellaneous Quiz / 'K' General Knowledge

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Can you answer these general knowledge questions that all begin with the letter 'K'?

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Which Japanese word applies to the 'divine winds' that saved Japan from two Mongol invasion fleets in the 13th century?
Which form of entertainment takes its name from the Japanese words for 'empty orchestra'?
Which gold rush occured in the region of Yukon northwest Canada in 1896-99?
Which other word can be used for a timpani, a musical instrument in the percussion family?
Which volcanic island in present day Indonesia exploded in 1883?
Which Egyptian pharaoh built the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Which fibrous protein forms the main constituent of hair, hoofs, claws, horns, etc?
Which strong cotton or wool fabric of a dull brownish-yellow colour is especially used in military clothing?
Which mountain in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa?
Which bird mostly found outside of the Americas is often brightly coloured and typically dives for fish from a perch?
Which toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and coloured glass produces changing patterns when rotated?
Which fictional incompetent policemen featured in silent film comedies in the early 20th century?
What name is given to a traditional long, loose Japanese robe with wide sleeves tied with a sash?
Which mountain pass and historical invasion route links Afghanistan with Pakistan?
Which Australian marsupial feeds mostly on eucalyptus leaves?
India, Pakistan and China all hold parts which area of the northwestern Indian subcontinent?
What name is given to a citadel found within Russian cities?
Which Japanese martial art is known as 'The Way of the Empty Hand'?
The patella bone refers which part of the body?
Which African desert covers much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa?
In Hinduism, who is the eighth and principal avatar of Vishnu, often depicted as a young man playing a flute?

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