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Daily Quiz #125

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 May 2009

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1

Where did Colonel James Bowie and Davy Crockett die fighting Mexican forces?

A
Fort Sumter
B
Little Big Horn
C
Alamo
D
Gettysberg
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2

Besides crosswords, where is the only place that you could see an emu in its native environment?

A
Asia
B
Africa
C
South America
D
Australia
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3

Which of these best describes the location in Italy of Mt Vesuvius, which erupted and buried Pompeii in 79AD?

A
Near the border with Austria
B
On the west coast near Bari
C
Above the bay of Naples
D
Near the headwaters of the Po River
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4

Who received the first Nobel prize for literature to be awarded to a British writer?

A
George Bernard Shaw
B
J M Barrie
C
Rudyard Kipling
D
W B Yeats
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5

What is embouchure?

A
A plant used to feed cattle and other livestock in winter
B
Combined action of the lips, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument
C
A series of moves used in ballet choreography
D
A type of quiche made mainly with grated cheese, tomato and ham
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6

For women’s basketball, the official basketball size is 28.5 inches in circumference (size 6) and what weight in ounces?

A
18
B
22
C
20
D
24
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7

A film released in 1971, starring David Hemmings and Michael Kitchen, based on a 1958 radio play by Giles Cooper, was called "Unman, Wittering and …" who?

A
Zulu
B
Zigo
C
Xavier
D
Youngman
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