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Daily Quiz #142

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 June 2009

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1

What tree and its fruit is also known as the butter pear and alligator pear?

A
Banana
B
Chinese Gooseberry (or Kiwi)
C
Peach
D
Avocado
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2

The most southern part of the South American continent is on which Chilean archipelago?

A
Tyssen Islands
B
Galapagos
C
Falklands
D
Tierra del Fuego
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3

By 1922 Fred Astaire and his sister Adele were so popular that George and Ira Gershwin wrote "Funny Face" and what other show especially for them?

A
A Chorus Line
B
Porgy and Bess
C
A Little Night Music
D
Lady Be Good
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4

The aim of which game, normally played on hard dirt or gravel, and also on grass, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small ball called a cochonnet?

A
Bocce
B
Petanque
C
Bowls
D
Skittles
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5

Who was the star of the 1970's TV programme "Policewoman"?

A
Angie Dickinson
B
Sharon Gless
C
Ellen Burstyn
D
Tyne Daly
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6

Which US holiday commemorates either a celebration by Spaniards on 8 September 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida, the arrival of 38 English settlers at Berkeley Hundred on 4 December 1619, or the Pilgrim’s activities in Plymouth in 1621?

A
Columbus Day
B
Thanksgiving
C
Halloween
D
Memorial Day
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7

What is the name for a set of marks stamped on gold and silver articles to attest to the genuineness of the metal and the year of testing?

A
Hall Mark
B
Provenance
C
Birth Mark
D
Watermark
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