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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 January 2016

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1

Which of these Olympics races is the longest?

A
Steeplechase
B
Marathon
C
50 km walk
D
4 x 400m relay
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2

Who was the Greek god of medicine who brought dead people back to life, angering Zeus who killed him with a thunderbolt?

A
Hippocrates
B
Aesculapius
C
Codines
D
Haenoptysis
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3

How did Shakespeare in his play "Cymbeline" end the line, "Golden lads and girls all must as chimneysweepers come to..."?

A
Rest
B
Rust
C
Dust
D
Ash
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4

The Great Falls of the Potomac River are located upstream (to the northwest) of which US city?

A
Pittsburg
B
Chicago
C
Washington
D
Pennsylvania
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5

What is a simple container for stirring, mixing and heating liquids commonly used in many laboratories, generally cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom and a lip for pouring?

A
Gonzo
B
Beaker
C
Kermit
D
Fozzie
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6

The USA's oldest non-broken "Treaty of Friendship", negotiated by Thomas Barclay, signed by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1786, and ratified by US Congress in July 1787, is with which country?

A
Australia
B
France
C
Ireland
D
Morocco
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7

With which of these is the name Barnaby particularly associated?

A
A purple dinosaur
B
All of these
C
The American comic strip (1942 - 1952) created by Crockett Johnson
D
The UK TV series Midsomer Murders (1997 - )
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