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Daily Quiz #1446

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2013

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1

A person whose pessimism lowers the spirits of others is called a what?

A
Damp patch
B
Wet blanket
C
Soggy sheet
D
Moist eiderdown
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2

Whose famous painting, "The Potato Eaters", is of five peasants sitting down to dinner?

A
Pablo Picasso
B
Vincent Van Gogh
C
Salvador Dali
D
Andy Warhol
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3

What is the medical description of the loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness?

A
Alopecia
B
Epilepsy
C
Diphtheria
D
Aneurism
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4

The Volta River flows from central Ghana to where?

A
Persian Gulf
B
Mediterranean Sea
C
Indian Ocean
D
Gulf of Guinea
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5

The Treaty of Kiel, between the UK, Sweden and Denmark-Norway was intended to ease hostilities relating to which war?

A
The Great Northern War
B
Crimean
C
WW I
D
Napoleonic
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6

In 1939, how did German Erich Warsitz make history?

A
Flew a jet plane
B
Assassinated Adolph Hitler
C
Became the first person in space
D
Discovered that truffles were good to eat
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7

Which of these might you use if you were mountain climbing?

A
Courvoisier
B
Caribbean
C
Carabinieri
D
Carabiner
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