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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 May 2013

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1

Which of these people was not assassinated between 1900 and 1910?

A
Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt
B
Umberto I, King of Italy
C
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
D
Carlos I , King of Portugal and Luiz Filipe, Crown Prince of Portugal
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2

When was the last major volcanic activity at Mount St Helens, Washington USA?

A
2004
B
2009
C
2008
D
1980
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3

What compound in the human body acts as a neurotransmitter and helps to regulate temperature?

A
Cortisone
B
Serotonin
C
Haemoglobin
D
Insulin
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4

Phil Taylor (1960-now), ranked world number one in 2012 in the Professional Darts Corporation order of merit, holds a record 16 darts World Championship titles; in what year did he win his first World Championship?

A
1990
B
1998
C
1999
D
1970
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5

What respected psychology professor, after exposure to LSD, wrote "The Politics of Ecstasy" and devised the phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out"?

A
Papa Doc
B
Carl Jung
C
Timothy Leary
D
Timothy Spall
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6

Who played Vyvyan, a psychotic punk metal medical student with orange-dyed & spiked hair and four metal stars embedded in his forehead, in the UK TV series "The Young Ones"?

A
Nigel Planer
B
Rik Mayall
C
Adrian Edmondson
D
Christopher Ryan
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7

What are the first words of the hymn written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847 that continues "Fast falls the Eventide"?

A
Onward Christian soldiers
B
Away in a manger
C
Silent night, holy night
D
Abide with me
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