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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 January 2017

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1

What Italian film, released in 1999, told the story of a Jewish family sent to a concentration camp in World War II?

A
Life is Beautiful
B
The Pianist
C
A Beautiful Mind
D
Schindler's List
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2

What river is the Aswan Dam built on?

A
Nile
B
Danube
C
Yangtze
D
Limpopo
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3

What is the substance formed naturally in wine barrels during fermentation of the wine and known as wine diamonds?

A
Cream of Tartar (potassium hydrogen tartrate)
B
Potassium crystals
C
Flavonol glycosides
D
Carbolic acid (phenol)
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4

What tourist facility, occupying more than 85 acres, opened in Anaheim, California, in 1955?

A
Neverland Ranch
B
Universal Studios
C
Legoland California
D
Disneyland
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5

The root of which plant, native to South America, is (in various forms) emetic, diaphoretic and expectorant, a stimulant to the stomach, intestines and liver, and a restorative?

A
Licorice
B
Ipecacuanha
C
Mandrake
D
Parsley
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6

What book published in 1864 by William Wallace Mitchell, a Glasgow Cotton Merchant, became the basis of the rules of a modern game?

A
"The Sporte of Croquet in the Modern Daye"
B
"How to Play Crickette"
C
"Rugby Union for Dummies"
D
"Manual of Bowls Playing"
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7

Which Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who published many articles on bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, discovered the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and an antibiotic substance from a fungus in 1928?

A
Alexander Fleming
B
Christiaan Barnard
C
Arthur Henderson
D
William Ramsay
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