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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 December 2014

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1

What is the name of the Temple built to Pallas Athene around 480 BC, from which marble friezes and statues were removed by Lord Elgin in 1812?

A
Parthenon
B
Sphinx
C
Taj Mahal
D
Hippodrome
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2

According to Greek mythology, who accompanied Jason on his journey to find the Golden Fleece?

A
Astronauts
B
Argonauts
C
Cosmonauts
D
Dreadnoughts
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3

Which of these cities has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?

A
Lake Placid, United States
B
Oslo, Norway
C
Squaw Valley, United States
D
Grenoble, France
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4

Which of these was engaged in the ground-breaking study and understanding of genetics?

A
Dmitri Mendeleev
B
Gregor Johann Mendel
C
Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy
D
Mendele Mocher Sforim
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5

What is the form of sugar called "dextrose" also known as?

A
Glucose
B
Vitamin C
C
Saccharine
D
Oestrogen
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6

A mill in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, built in the 12th century, reconstructed in 1792, further restored in 2010 and currently in full working order is a early English example of a mill powered by what?

A
Animal power (now electricity)
B
Water
C
Wind
D
Tide
Select from the options above.
7

Who composed "The Ride of the Valkyrie" which premièred in Munich in 1870?

A
Antonín Dvorák
B
Hector Berlioz
C
Jean Sibelius
D
Richard Wagner
Select from the options above.
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