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quiz 1267 – general knowledge (QA)

1 In which country was actor Yul Brynner born? Russia
2 Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arabic language writer to win which Nobel Prize? Literature
3 Which Looney Tunes cartoon character made their debut in April 1937? Daffy Duck
4 Microphobia is the irrational fear of what? Small or microscopic things such as germs
5 Which beverage was invented in the late 19th Century by pharmacist John Pemberton as a medicine? Coca Cola
6 In 1987, which airline was said to have made a saving of 40,000 dollars by omitting an olive from each salad served in first class? American Airlines
7 In humans, pericarditis affects which part of the body? Heart
8 In the children’s fairy tale, for how many years did Sleeping Beauty sleep after she pricked her finger on a spinning wheel? 100 years
9 In Greek mythology, which god gave King Midas the power of turning everything he touched to gold? Dionysus
10 What is the highest mountain in Australia? Mount Kosciuszko
11 What colours are on the national flag of Thailand? Red, white, blue
12 In May 1950, Celal Bayar became the third President of which European country? Turkey
13 Who came to the British throne in January 1936? King Edward VIII
14 The mounted hide of which race horse is displayed at the Melbourne Museum in Australia? Phar Lap
15 What is the largest cell in the human body? Female ovum
16 Who was declared Model of the Millennium by Vogue editor Anna Wintour? Gisele Bundchen
17 The infectious disease roup affects which creatures? Poultry and pigeons
18 A bust of which British Prime Minister was said to have been removed from the White House and taken to the British Embassy in Washington when Barack Obama took office? Winston Churchill
19 In humans, steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around which part of the body? Buttocks
20 What type of creature is a mannikin? Bird