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General Knowledge Quickie Quiz 234

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What Nationality was the founder of the city of Byzantium (Now Istanbul)?

  • Roman
  • Turkish
  • Egyptian
  • Greek


What name is given to a wall or other boundary marker that is set in a ditch so as not to interrupt the landscape?

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  • Palisade
  • Bulwark
  • Furrow
  • Ha-Ha

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The word 'Thesaurus' derives its name from the Greek meaning what?

  • Treasure
  • Book
  • Knowledge
  • Word


How does 'Madame Bovary' commit suicide in the novel by 'Gustave Flaubert'?

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  • Jumped off a Bridge
  • Drowned
  • Listened to Jedward's Greatest Hits CD
  • Took Poison

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Who (in 1961) became the second person & the first American to travel into space?

  • John Glenn
  • Alan Shepard
  • Jim Lovell
  • Edgar Mitchell

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The village of Piltdown (scene of the infamous hoax find of a prehistoric skull in 1912) is in which English county?

  • Essex
  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Dorset


Which metallic element (the lightest one known) has the Atomic Number 3?

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  • Potassium
  • Lithium
  • Sodium
  • Caesium

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Which composition by 'Bertholt Brecht' & 'Kurt Weil' is based on a work by 'John Gay'?

  • Love in a Village
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • The Sorcerer
  • Hugh the Drover

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Who was World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1978-1985 defending his title 20 times before losing to 'Michael Spinks'?

  • Mike Tyson
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Mike Weaver
  • Larry Holmes


At which sport (last held at the 1924 Summer games in Paris) are the U.S the reigning Olympic champions?

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  • Tug-of-war
  • Lacrosse
  • Live Pigeon Shooting
  • Rugby Union