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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 July 2015

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The first synthetic organic chemical dye, mauveine, was discovered in 1856 as a byproduct of the search for the synthetic form of what?

A
Penicillin
B
Aspirin
C
Arsphenamine
D
Quinine
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2

The international multi-million dollar prizes set up in 2012 to recognise important recent achievements by scientists in (by 2015) Mathematics, Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics are known as what?

A
The Breakthrough Prizes
B
The IgNobel Prizes
C
The Tang Prize
D
The Queen Elizabeth Prize
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3

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were better known as what when they hit #1 in 1984 in the UK, Canada and the USA?

A
Pet Shop Boys
B
Tears For Fears
C
Milli Vanilli
D
Bananarama
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4

Which game has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball?

A
Skittles
B
Rounders
C
Softball
D
Parcheesi
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5

Which of these bodies of water has the largest area?

A
Aral Sea
B
Lake Superior
C
Lake Michigan
D
Great Bear Lake
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6

A nobleman who spent at least 32 years in asylums and prison (10 in the Bastille), the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) was famous for a life preoccupation which led to famous (hopefully) fictional writings, of which kind?

A
Lives of the saints
B
Romantic comedy
C
Erotica combining philosophy with pornography, emphasising violence, criminality and blasphemy
D
Children's stories
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7

Barabas is the central character in what 16th century play?

A
Volpone
B
The Jew of Venice
C
The Jew of Malta
D
Love's Sacrifice
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