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Daily Quiz #147

General Knowledge Quiz for 13 June 2009

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1

if someone is said to "have green fingers", we expect them to be successful as what?

A
Magician
B
Embalmer
C
Painter
D
Gardener
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2

Off which Japanese island would you find the Straits of Soya and Tsugara?

A
Hokkaido
B
Honshu
C
Kyushu
D
Shikoku
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3

Who was told by the Oracle at Delphi to perform 12 tasks after killing his own children in a mad fury?

A
Hercules
B
Androcles
C
Pericles
D
Jonnicles
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4

What is prussic acid, found in bitter almonds and laurel leaves, also known as?

A
Niacic acid
B
Acetic acid
C
Hydrocyanic acid
D
Nitrous acid
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5

The invention of what game, needing only pencil and paper, is attributed to Clifford von Winkler in the early 1900s?

A
Three Men's Morris
B
Hangman
C
Tic Tac Toe
D
Battleships
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6

Who was the Bulgarian dissident poisoned with ricin when jabbed in the leg with an umbrella on Waterloo Bridge, London, on 7 September 1978?

A
Igor Petrovich
B
Leonid Brezhnev
C
Nikita Khrushchev
D
Georgi Markov
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7

Which painter, born in Delft, produced works including "The Woman With A Water Jug", "The Pianist" and "The Lacemaker"?

A
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
B
Carel Fabritius
C
Jan Vermeer
D
Vincent van Gogh
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