Miscellaneous Quiz / 'S' General Knowledge

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

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Which decorated container is used to boil water for tea in Russia, Eastern European and Central Asia?
Which signaling system involves sending messages or instructions using lamp shutters, or (hand-held) flags or paddles?
In Greek mythology which creatures lured sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music?
Which newt-like amphibian is said in mythology to be able to live in fire?
Which contagious viral disease was effectively eradicated through vaccination by 1979?
In Hinduism, what name is given to a mystic practitioner of yoga and wandering holy man?
Which arachnid has lobster-like pincers and a poisonous sting at the end of its jointed tail?
What is the medical name for the breastbone?
In which word game do players score points by placing tiles with a single letter onto a gameboard?
Which Arabian double-edged sword has a curved blade that broadens towards the tip?
What was the name of the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the USSR in 1957?
What name is given to a hereditary commander-in-chief and de facto ruler in feudal Japan?
Who was the slave leader in the Third Servile War 73–71 BC against the Roman Republic?
Which flower was the subject of two series of paintings by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh?
What other name can be used for Potassium nitrate?
Which insect feeding bird with long slender wings lives most of its life on the wing?
What name was given to the fake cure-all elixirs sold in 19th century American traveling medicine shows?
Who demands his 'pound of flesh' in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'?
In the Bible, who lost his strength after his hair was cut by Delilah?
Which RAF fighter aircraft is famous for its role in the Battle of Britain 1940?
Which Japanese alcoholic beverage or wine is made from fermented rice?

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