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Daily Quiz #1600

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 June 2013

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1

Who won Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2012, and for what?

A
R Steinman: the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity
B
E A von Behring: serum therapy and development of a vaccine against diphtheria
C
J B Gurdon, S Yamanaka: stem cell research
D
R G Edwards: development of in vitro fertilisation
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2

Which kingdom, established by King Wickramabahu in the 14th century, repelled invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and the British in the 19th century, until the signing of a treaty with the British in March 1815?

A
Burma
B
Goa
C
Kandy
D
Siam
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3

What is a quinella?

A
A monozygotic twin
B
A type of bet on a horse race
C
A five man gun crew
D
A female quintuplet
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4

Which cricket ground was the home ground of the Manchester Cricket Club from 1856 until it became the home of the Lancashire County Cricket Club when that was founded in 1864?

A
Twickenham
B
Lords
C
Old Trafford
D
Wembley Stadium
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5

Which of these is an alternative medicine that means, in Japanese, "mysterious atmosphere"?

A
Tai Chi
B
Shiatsu
C
Reiki
D
Feng Shui
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6

Which long-running British TV series featured the characters Captain Peacock, Mrs. Slocombe, Mr. Humphries, Miss Brahms, Mr. Rumbold, Mr. Grainger and Mr. Lucas?

A
Only Fools and Horses
B
Are You Being Served?
C
Fawlty Towers
D
Laverne and Shirley
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7

Where, in 1961, did US-supported Cuban exiles invade Cuba?

A
Bay of Pigs
B
Triggerfish Reefs
C
Havana
D
Hicacos Peninsula
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