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Daily Quiz #4991

General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 17 September 2022

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1

Obsidian, caused naturally when lava cools very quickly, is what type of substance?

A
Glass
B
Pumice
C
Crystal
D
Granite
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2

Who compiled the 5 volume "The Canon of Medicine", completed in 1025 and still in use as a standard medical textbook through the 18th century in Europe?

A
Hippocrates
B
Galen
C
Aristotle
D
Ibn Sina, or (in the West) Avicenna
Select from the options above.
3

The record for which sport was 15.54 metres in 1909 and 21.89 metres at the 2012 Olympics?

A
Javelin
B
Men's shot put
C
High jump
D
Triple jump
Select from the options above.
4

What was the last time that a British King led his troops into battle?

A
Battle of the Ancre, 1916
B
Battle of Waterloo, 1815
C
Normandy Landings, 1944
D
Battle of Dettingen, 1743
Select from the options above.
5

Which autonomous region within the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a 33-kilometre (21 mile) long island with a land area of 193 km2 (75 sq miles) in the southern Caribbean Sea?

A
Altamira
B
Cuba
C
Arriba
D
Aruba
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6

Score, in relation to an opera, means what?

A
A consummated love, or other, affair in the storyline
B
The music for the performers
C
The size of the first audience
D
The words
Select from the options above.
7

Which TV series, first released in 2009 and sparking several international versions and a number of spin-off series, follows the activities of a three generation family and a family friend in a fast-moving business established in 1989?

A
Pawn Queens
B
Pawn Stars
C
Auction Kings
D
American Pickers
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