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Daily Quiz #45

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 March 2009

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What ship, less than a month after her maiden voyage in 1907, had the record for crossing the Atlantic eastbound, and in 1909 had a record time for the westbound crossing that stood for 20 years?

A
Olympic
B
Lusitania
C
Mauretania
D
Gigantic
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2

Which of these is not the name of one of King Lear’s children, according to Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”?

A
Cordelia
B
Regan
C
Goneril
D
Carter
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3

Babe Ruth played for which Major League Baseball team between 1919 and 1935?

A
New York Yankees
B
Boston Red Sox
C
Providence Grays
D
Washington Senators
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4

Who began to establish a reputation with a band led by Henry James, became an international star with Tommy Dorsey's band, started a solo career in the 1940's, and continued recording until 1994?

A
Rosemary Clooney
B
Bing Crosby
C
Nina Simone
D
Frank Sinatra
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5

Who was the president of the Confederate States of America following its formation in 1861?

A
Ulysses S. Grant
B
John A Lee
C
Robert E Lee
D
Jefferson Davis
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6

Which of these words best describes Wales?

A
Republic
B
Kingdom
C
Principality
D
County
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7

What is the study of plant diseases?

A
Veterinary pathology
B
Floral pathology
C
Pomenary Science
D
Phytopathology
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