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Daily Quiz #104

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 May 2009

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1

Which of these is subject to scientific debate about whether it is a bear (classified in the Family “Ursidae”), a racoon (a "Procyonidae") or a type all of its own ("Ailuridae")?

A
Giant Panda
B
Sloth Bear
C
Red Panda
D
Sun Bear
Select from the options above.
2

How long was the Hundred Years War, fought between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries?

A
100 years
B
116 years
C
98 years
D
105 years
Select from the options above.
3

What is the highest mountain on the continent of Australia?

A
Mount Augustus
B
Kosciuszko
C
Kilimanjaro
D
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Select from the options above.
4

What is the name for an Australian Aboriginal spear-throwing device used to increase the power of a throw?

A
Woomera
B
Boomerang
C
Billabong
D
Coolibah
Select from the options above.
5

Whose stories included "Cetaways and His White Neighbours", "She", and "King Solomon's Mines"?

A
H Rider Haggard
B
Rudyard Kipling
C
Jules Verne
D
Robert Louis Stephenson
Select from the options above.
6

What official world speed record for a shuttlecock in badminton, was set on 3 June 2005 by Fu Haifeng?

A
332 km/h (206 mph)
B
305 km/h (189 mph)
C
345 km/h (214 mph)
D
298 km/h (185 mph)
Select from the options above.
7

What was the name of the band that Louis Armstrong put together with his wife Lil, Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Johnny St. Cyr around 1925 in Chicago?

A
The Creole Jazz Band
B
Williams Blues Five
C
The Stompers
D
Hot Five
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