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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2019

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1

Who wrote the 1974 non-fiction, true crime novel about the Charles Manson murders?

A
Harry N. MacLean
B
Truman Capote
C
Edmund Pearson
D
Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
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2

Ilyushin is a make of Russian what?

A
Car
B
Aeroplane
C
Machine gun
D
Refrigerator
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3

What substance was believed by Alchemists to transmute other metals into gold?

A
Order of the Phoenix
B
Goblet of fire
C
Philosopher's stone
D
Deathly hallows
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4

Which Greek physician born in 460 BC to a family of priests and doctors lived most of his life on Cos and Cnidus and is generally considered to be the father of modern medicine?

A
Euclid
B
Hippocrates
C
Pythagoras
D
Archimedes
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5

Who broke the world record for the pole vault at the Beijing Olympics?

A
Svetlana Feofanova
B
Annika Becker
C
Stacy Dragila
D
Yelena Isinbayeva
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6

"In God We Trust" is not the official motto of which of these?

A
Canada
B
United States of America
C
The US state of Florida
D
Nicaragua
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7

According to a fragment of "The Achilleid", written by Statius in the first century AD, when Achilles the mythological Greek hero was born, his mother tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the river Styx. Where was he left vulnerable?

A
Elbow
B
Knee
C
Ear
D
Heel
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