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Daily Quiz #841

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 May 2011

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1

Burning methane in the presence of oxygen produces water and what gas?

A
Carbon dioxide
B
Krypton
C
Argon
D
Xenon
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2

Who painted two versions of "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" in 1890?

A
Andy Warhol
B
Jackson Pollock
C
Vincent van Gogh
D
Peter Blake
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3

Which of these is not close to the coast of Africa?

A
Caribbean Sea
B
Mediterranean Sea
C
Red Sea
D
Mozambique Channel
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4

Who was the only Chinese track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 (for the 5,000m)?

A
Wang Junxia
B
Ma Junren
C
Mao Dezhen
D
Jingyi Le
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5

The Latin phrase "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" from Virgil's Aeneid is often translated into English as what?

A
Do not trust Greeks bearing gifts
B
Time waits for no-one
C
A pretty girl is like a melody
D
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
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6

In the early 19th century, who began classifying minerals by their physical characteristics and not, as had been done traditionally, by their chemical composition?

A
Friedrich Mohs
B
Charles Darwin
C
Albert Einstein
D
Humphrey Davy
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7

On 12 June 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected as president of which country?

A
Bangladesh
B
Sri Lanka
C
Pakistan
D
Iran
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