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Daily Quiz #143

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 June 2009

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1

What was the fate of "Blanche" in Poulenc's opera "Les Dialogues des Carmelites"?

A
She is strangled by her husband
B
She is stabbed to death by her lover
C
She goes mad and commits suicide
D
She decides to go the guillotine
Select from the options above.
2

The first Victoria Crosses, Britain's highest military order, were made from what material?

A
Bronze from Russian guns captured at Sebastopol
B
Pure silver
C
Nickel and brass from coins recently taken out of circulation
D
Gold confiscated from pillaging British soldiers at Mafeking
Select from the options above.
3

The first of what event, organised by journalist Henri Desgrange in 1903, was won by Maurice Garin?

A
Gordon Bennett race
B
Tour de France
C
Peking to Paris car rally
D
Swimming race across the English Channel
Select from the options above.
4

From 1781 until the adoption of the Constitution on 17 September 1787, the US government operated in terms of what document?

A
Act of Union
B
Bill of Rights
C
Declaration of Independence
D
Articles of Confederation
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these territories was ceded by France to Great Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713?

A
Nova Scotia
B
Louisiana
C
Prince Edward Island
D
Cape Breton Island
Select from the options above.
6

What small green fish with blue reflections (due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin) is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans?

A
Plankton
B
Herring
C
Silverside
D
Anchovy
Select from the options above.
7

Who was the last English monarch of the Tudor dynasty?

A
Edward VII
B
Henry VIII
C
James I
D
Elizabeth I
Select from the options above.
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