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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 February 2015

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1

Which Austrian, a pioneer in psycho-analysis, died in London in 1939, a refugee from Nazi persecution?

A
Carl Jung
B
Sigmund Freud
C
Heinz Kohut
D
Otto Rank
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2

The annual Nobel Prizes are awarded in six areas; which of these is not one of them?

A
Literature
B
Economic Sciences
C
Physiology
D
Mathematics
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3

Mathematicians or code breakers from what country were the first to break the codes in the Enigma machines used by the German military from the 1920s to the 1940s?

A
France
B
Britain
C
USA
D
Poland
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4

Characteristics of gothic church architecture include tall designs, flying buttresses, vaulted ceilings, light and air, gargoyles, decorative and ornate finishes, and what else?

A
Bell towers
B
Stained glass
C
Pointed arches
D
Stone masonry
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5

The round of the 2014 World Taekwondo Federation competitions to be held in Kharkiv in early October was cancelled; what was the reason?

A
More than half the competitors had severe headaches
B
Ongoing armed unrest in Ukraine
C
They decided to hold a picnic instead
D
Itching powder had been sprinkled over all the mats at the venue as well as the spares
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6

The Caucasus Mountains run through which countries?

A
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Syria
B
Russia and Kazakhstan
C
Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran
D
Russia, Ukraine and Hungary
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7

What is the overall subject of the sentence "UTC replaced GMT in most places in the world on 1 January 1972"?

A
The use of weedkillers and defoliants
B
Military weapons
C
Television broadcasting systems
D
Time zones
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