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Daily Quiz #2057

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 September 2014

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1

Who was the first person to win both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize?

A
George Bernard Shaw
B
Harold Pinter
C
Robert Louis Stevenson
D
Sheridan Gibney
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2

Which of these is a technical word for blood poisoning?

A
Toxaemia
B
Taxonomy
C
Toxoplasmosis
D
Toxicology
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3

Its name means "red hero" and it is the largest, and capital, city of which country?

A
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
B
The Republic of Kazakhstan
C
The Kingdom of Bhutan
D
The People's Republic of Mongolia
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4

Who is popularly recognised as being the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes?

A
Allen Newell
B
Roger Bannister
C
Joe Carstairs
D
James Treadwell
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5

A Canadian-American adventure and military scifi TV series which first screened in 1997 was one of the longest lasting. What was it called?

A
The Big Bang Theory
B
Star Trek
C
Battlestar Galactica
D
Stargate SG-1
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6

Who were the majority of the people to feature in the death toll from the violent riots in Gujarat, India, in 2002?

A
Hindu
B
Muslim
C
Christian
D
Sikh
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7

The southern US dish "chitlins" is made from the intestines of what animal?

A
Deer
B
Pig
C
Chicken
D
Cow
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