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Daily Quiz #1453

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 January 2013

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1

In July 2009, why did Russian physicists begin trying to synthesize Ununseptium?

A
The Ununseptium mines are running out of ore
B
It is an undiscovered chemical element
C
It is a cheap chemical that can be used to cure AIDS
D
A proposed trade embargo by China
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2

Which 18th century self-taught Liverpudlian, who studied human anatomy and spent 18 months dissecting horses, is best known for his paintings of horses (such as "Whistlejacket"), sometimes accompanied by hounds, and of animals such as lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, and rhinoceroses?

A
George Stubbs
B
Joshua Reynolds
C
Alfred Munnings
D
Henry Alken
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3

In basketball, what is the offence of running with the ball called?

A
Keeping
B
Running
C
Holding
D
Travelling
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4

Which Wonder of the Ancient World begun in 356 BC at Ephesus under the direction of Dinocrates took over a century to build?

A
Lighthouse at Alexandria
B
Sphinx
C
Colossus of Rhodes
D
Temple of Diana
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5

Which of these cities lies between Philadelphia and Washington, DC?

A
Baltimore
B
Newark
C
Allentown
D
Richmond
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6

Which of these is the highest court in the English legal system?

A
House of Lords
B
Magistrates Court
C
Crown Court
D
Appeal Court
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7

Before she was a Member of Parliament, what was Margaret Thatcher's occupation?

A
Kindergarten teacher
B
Grocer
C
Architect
D
Barrister
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