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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 January 2015

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1

The Lotophagi, an island people who ate the fruit of the lotus tree, are mentioned in which of these books?

A
The Odyssey
B
The NeverEnding Story
C
Gulliver's Travels
D
War and Peace
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2

In 2009, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg were competitors in which sport?

A
Motor racing
B
Skiing
C
Weight lifting
D
Cycling
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3

What is the highest mountain on the continent of Australia?

A
Mount Augustus
B
Kosciuszko
C
Kilimanjaro
D
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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4

Where was a battle fought between General Robert E Lee and General Meade from 1 to 3 July 1863, which is generally accepted as the turning point of the American Civil War?

A
Gettysburg
B
Fort Sumter
C
Alamo
D
Arlington
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5

In 1854, John Snow proved that what was transmitted by infected water?

A
Malaria
B
Typhoid
C
Cholera
D
Black plague
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6

The ancient city of Persepolis was an important centre for which ancient state religion?

A
Yazidism
B
Zoroastrianism
C
Mandaeanism
D
Jainism
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7

Whose novel "Wives and Daughters", about Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a doctor in a provincial English town in the 1830s, was completed by Frederick Greenwood when the author died suddenly in 1865?

A
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
B
Barbara Cartland
C
Elizabeth Gaskell
D
Frances Hodgson Burnett
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