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Daily Quiz #4513

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 May 2021

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1

According to ancient sources, the principal ingredient of absinthe was sometimes used medically to do what?

A
Mask distasteful flavours in medicines
B
Anaesthetise patients for surgery
C
Expel intestinal worms
D
Hasten contractions for childbirth
Select from the options above.
2

Which Italian writer, university professor, medievalist, philosopher, semiotician, cultural critic, and political and social commentator includes among his novels "The Prague Cemetery" and "Numero Zero"?

A
Umberto Eco
B
Pier Paolo Pasolini
C
Carlo Alberto Rosselli
D
Dante Alighieri
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3

Which school of thought is a manifestation in Islam of the rites, values, doctrines and institutions of mysticism, or ethical and spiritual goals?

A
Druze
B
Madhhab
C
Jahmis
D
Sufi
Select from the options above.
4

Where in South America is the torrent duck a resident breed?

A
Uruguay
B
The upper reaches of the Amazon River
C
Tierra del Fuego
D
The Andes
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5

Who was the first African American holder of the world heavyweight boxing title?

A
Jack Johnson
B
Sonny Liston
C
Joe Louis
D
Ezzard Charles
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6

Loosely based on a 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, what was Netflix's first release (in 2018) in its "Haunted" series?

A
The Haunting of Hill House
B
The Haunting of Bly Manor
C
The Haunting of Alma Fielding
D
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Select from the options above.
7

From 1885 to 1908, a corporate state of 2,344,000 km² (905,000 square miles), privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians, became infamous for mistreatment of the local peoples and exploitation of natural resources. What was this area known as?

A
Portugal
B
Australia
C
Mexico
D
Congo Free State
Select from the options above.
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