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Daily Quiz #4972

General Knowledge Quiz for Monday, 29 August 2022

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Who is a saxophone player from Slaton, Texas, who has performed with musicians such as Bobby Vee, Buddy Holly, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen?

A
Mike Bloomfield
B
Elvin Bishop
C
Bobby Keys
D
Michael Stipe
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2

The American Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus americanus, is an endangered member of a family of insects which unusually for beetles do what?

A
Spin webs
B
Lay their eggs in a bubble with a toxic coating
C
Care, as a pair, for the young from the egg until the larvae are mature
D
Live permanently under water
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3

In September 2013 Kurt Steiner in Pennsylvania set the world record, according to the Guinness Book of Records, for what?

A
Shearing the most sheep in one hour
B
Drinking the most water in one go
C
Skipping a stone across water for the most number of skips before it sinks
D
Standing on one leg for the longest time without falling over
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4

Dishes prepared with spinach can be referred to as what?

A
à la mode
B
à la Florentine
C
à la carte
D
à la folie
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5

According to Greek legend, who was the king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue he had made and married her after Aphrodite brought her to life?

A
Oedipus
B
Midas
C
Sisyphus
D
Pygmalion
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6

Who built La Ciudad Encantada (The Enchanted City) in Castilla–La Mancha, Spain?

A
No-one, it is a natural phenomenon
B
Isabella I and Ferdinand V
C
El Cid
D
Abd ar-Rahman I
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7

What UK television programme that has been running since 1979 travels the country and provides the opportunity for people to bring along items and have them valued?

A
Deal or No Deal
B
Going, Going, Gone
C
One Foot in the Grave
D
Antiques Roadshow
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