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Daily Quiz #1816

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 January 2014

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According to Malory and Tennyson who was the son of Lancelot and Elaine, raised by nuns and knighted on his arrival at Camelot?

A
The Gladiator
B
Galahad
C
Glamis
D
Galatasaray
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2

If someone is given hippocras what is being offered?

A
A Turkish delicacy of a special part of the brain of an unborn lamb
B
A Bahamian dwarf seahorse
C
A speculum similar to that believed to have been used by Hippocrates
D
A sweet highly spiced wine, often used as a digestive
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3

In 2003, Kate Winslet married (and subsequently had two children with) whom?

A
Ron Howard
B
Roman Polanski
C
Steven Spielberg
D
Sam Mendes
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4

Well known in France, who are Valérian and Laureline?

A
Department store owners
B
Fashion designers
C
Pop duo
D
Science fiction comic heroes
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5

What word was coined by publisher Henry Holt to refer to the direct influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy, such as distorting or moving an object and influencing the output of a random number generator?

A
Mind over matter
B
Telekinesis
C
Psychokinesis
D
Remote influencing
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6

What equipment is used in a tug o war contest?

A
Coffee machines
B
Small sturdy boats
C
Cannon
D
A rope
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7

What is the world's smallest island nation, covering 21 square kilometres (8.1 square miles)?

A
Fiji
B
Nauru
C
New Caledonia
D
Western Samoa
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