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Daily Quiz #1992

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 July 2014

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What is often thought of as the medieval forerunner of chemistry, especially seeking to turn base metals into gold or silver?

A
Exorcism
B
Astrology
C
Theology
D
Alchemy
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2

The government in the UK 1935 to 1945, leading up to the partition of India in 1947, and from 1951 afterwards was Conservative; what was the UK government which saw the partition into effect and who led it?

A
Anthony Eden, Conservative
B
Neville Chamberlain, Conservative
C
Winston Churchill, Conservative
D
Clement Attlee, Labour
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3

When did "addiction" first enter the English language?

A
With Chaucer, in The Canterbury Tales
B
With Shakespeare, in Henry V
C
With Thomas De Quincey, in Confessions of an Opium Eater
D
With Henry Gray, in Gray's Anatomy
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4

The Gulfs of Tonkin and Thailand both lead to which body of water?

A
Dead Sea
B
Cosmonauts Sea
C
Gulf of Carpentaria
D
South China Sea
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5

The work of French playwright Racine appears in which modern English classic by A.S. Byatt?

A
The tetralogy The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman
B
The Game
C
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
D
The Biographer's Tale
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6

What was stolen from Stanley Gibbons' stamp company's exhibition in the Westminster Central Hall on Sunday 20 March 1966, and found by David Corbett's dog Pickles on March 27 under the hedge of Corbett's house?

A
Shakespeare's First Folio, published in 1623
B
Jules Rimet Trophy (FIFA World Cup)
C
The Koh-I-Noor Diamond
D
"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" by Pablo Picasso
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7

Which US vice presidential candidate made "The Checkers speech", an address on TV and radio on 23 September 1952, which was an early example of a politician using television to appeal directly to the electorate?

A
John D Rockefeller
B
Dwight D Eisenhower
C
John F Kennedy
D
Richard Nixon
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