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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 August 2013

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1

By what name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known to his fans?

A
Pelé
B
Ronaldinho
C
Madonna
D
Michael Jackson
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2

Who played mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 film "Goodfellas"?

A
Ray Liotta
B
Marlon Brando
C
Kevin Costner
D
Leonardo DiCaprio
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3

According to Greek mythology, Penelope was whose faithful wife?

A
Odysseus
B
Horatio
C
Julius Caesar
D
Hamlet
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4

Vulgaria is what in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

A
Land
B
Wicked witch
C
Car
D
Plant
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5

in 1853 while working on the synthesis and properties of various acid anhydrides, French chemist Charles Frederic Gerhardt made acetylsalicylic acid by mixing acetyl chloride with a sodium salt of salicylic acid (sodium salicylate). He called the resulting compound "salicylic-acetic anhydride". What was this preparation later marketed as?

A
Aspirin
B
Codeine
C
Dioxyn
D
Penicillin
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6

How many lines are there in a sonnet?

A
18
B
10
C
12
D
14
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7

Where do the waters of the Danube rise?

A
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
B
Martinskapelle, Germany
C
Czechoslovakia
D
Donaueschingen, Germany
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