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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 June 2015

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In Greek mythology, a female hybrid monster with the front of a lion, the middle of a goat and the rear of a dragon is called a …?

A
Chimaera
B
Satyr
C
Anemone
D
Minotaur
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2

What sort of creature is a lurcher?

A
Bird
B
Butterfly
C
Dog
D
Rabbit
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3

Why, at Stockholm in 1912, did Jim Thorpe have his medals taken away after winning the decathlon and pentathlon?

A
He was wearing shoes not approved for the event
B
He had deliberately tripped Avery Brundage
C
He had previously played baseball for a fee
D
He refused to stand on the winner's podium
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4

Which of these characters appeared in "My Fair Lady"?

A
Professor Challenger
B
Professor Higgins
C
Professor Plum
D
Professor Moriarty
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5

Which author created the character of C. Auguste Dupin, one of the first literary sleuths?

A
Victor Hugo
B
Mark Twain
C
Edgar Allan Poe
D
Georges Simenon
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6

Who during the period from 760-814 CE laid the foundations for the French and German nation states?

A
Childeric III
B
Pippin the Elder
C
Charles Martel
D
Charlemagne
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7

What was the capital city of Russia from 1712 to 1918?

A
Kiev
B
Moscow
C
Omsk
D
Saint Petersburg
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