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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

In 2005, Dan Wheldon became the first British competitor to win what event in over 30 years?

A
Indianapolis 500
B
Wimbledon Men's Singes
C
Boston Marathon
D
Tour de France
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3

Why was Captain William Kidd hanged in 1701?

A
Bigamy
B
Treason
C
Theft
D
Piracy
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4

The archipelago of Indonesia was colonialised for about 4 centuries as a major trade prize. When did it finally gain fully recognised independence?

A
1920
B
1949
C
1965
D
1812
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5

If you do not have an instrument to measure angles, what are the most useful tools with which to draw a right angle?

A
Slide rule and abacus
B
Divider and protractor
C
Opisometer and straight edge
D
Compasses and straight edge
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6

According to Lewis Carroll in his novel "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" (1872), what was used to kill the Jabberwock?

A
A vorpal sword
B
Silver bullets
C
Brittany spears
D
Flaming arrows
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7

What is the main ingredient of hummus?

A
Sesame seeds
B
Rice
C
Chickpeas
D
Olive oil
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