Miscellaneous Quiz / 'D' General Knowledge

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Can you answer these general knowledge questions that all begin with the letter 'D'?

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Which 7th-century BC Athenian statesman and lawmakers' code of laws prescribed death for almost every offence?
Which ancient Greek philosopher is said to have lived in a barrell in Corinth?
What name is generally given to the penal colony of Cayenne, French Guiana that existed 1852-1953?
Which insect can fly forwards, backwards and hover, and is usually found around marshes, ponds and wetlands?
Which dinosaur was a herbivor and is well known for its very long neck and tail?
Which still used Australian aboriginal wooden wind instrument was developed around 1,500 years ago?
In Greek mythology Icarus flew too close to the sun and died, who was his father who survived?
What is the name of the condition of having higher than normal blood sugar levels?
What name is given to a a political leader who appeals to the emotions, fears and prejudices in order to gain power?
What name is given to a camel with one hump?
What common name is given to the spring-flowering plant Narcissus?
What type of book did it take Samuel Johnson nine years to write 1746-55?
Which dog of German origin is also known as a 'sausage dog'?
Which often small traditional sailing vessel with a triangular sail is used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean regions?
Which ancient Hindu five day 'festival of lights' is celebrated annually in October or November?
What is the capital of Northern Territory Australia and is named after a British naturalist?
Which branch of medicine deals with the hair, nails, skin and its diseases?
Which German word is used for a look-alike or double of a living person?
Which flower of the family Asteraceae has an English name taken from the French for ''lion's tooth'?
Which desert valley located in California's Mojave Desert is the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America?
Which syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by a broad skull, blunt facial features and learning difficulties?

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