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General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 16 September 2022

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1

Portugal has been invaded and fought over since prehistoric times; however it fought and negotiated its way to independence in 1143, from what kingdom?

A
Spain
B
Leon
C
France
D
England
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2

Archimedes is the first person recorded to have designed and built an elevator, in about 236 BC. Who is credited with introducing the safety elevator, which did not fall if the cable broke?

A
Elisha Otis (1811-1861)
B
Alfred Einstein (1879-1955)
C
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)
D
James Watt (1736-1819)
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3

What body of water between Israel and Jordan fed by the Jordan River has no outlet stream?

A
Tyrrhenian Sea
B
Caspian Sea
C
Aegean Sea
D
Dead Sea
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4

In 1997 at the World Snooker Championship, who made the fastest-recorded maximum break of 147?

A
Jimmy White
B
Tony Drago
C
Ronnie O'Sullivan
D
Ali Carter
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5

If you have traditional pox in Mexico, what are you most likely to do?

A
Eat it
B
Seek medical help
C
Drink it
D
Wear it
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6

Which was Wayne "Buddy" Van Horn's last film as a director?

A
Absolute Power (1997)
B
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
C
The Dead Pool (1988)
D
Pink Cadillac (1989)
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7

The anatomy of the deepsea barreleye fish is exceptional in several ways, one of which is …?

A
Its ventral fins are usable as legs
B
It has no scales
C
Its head is largely transparent
D
Its skin phosphoresces at night
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