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Daily Quiz #702

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 December 2010

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The Equitable Life Assurance Building in New York City, built in 1870, and 130 feet (40 m) high, was the first office building to be equipped with what?

A
Fire escapes
B
Fire alarms
C
False ceiling
D
Passenger elevators
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2

In 1799, who discovered nitrous oxide, that made patients insensible to pain, the first true anaesthetic?

A
Sir Humphrey Davy
B
Alexander Fleming
C
William Harvey
D
Henry Gray
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3

Which of these countries calls its provinces "voivodeships"?

A
Poland
B
Spain
C
Turkey
D
France
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4

What does a glazier work with?

A
Glass
B
Guitar
C
Sheep
D
Shoes
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5

In medicine, which suffix denotes "inflammation of"?

A
-itis
B
-ology
C
-opsy
D
-ectomy
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6

Daley Thompson is an Olympic gold medallist in what sport?

A
Shot put
B
Decathlon
C
High jump
D
1,000 metres
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7

Who took the role originated by Jodie Foster in films about Hannibal Lecter?

A
Drew Barrymore
B
Julianne Moore
C
Courtney Cox
D
Jennifer Aniston
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