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Daily Quiz #163

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 June 2009

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1

Which country was proclaimed an independent republic under the leadership of Bernardo O'Higgins on 12 February 1818 after an army led by him and José de San Martín defeated the royalists?

A
Republic of Ireland
B
Argentina
C
Chile
D
San Marino
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2

Honeycomb is made of wax cells in what shape?

A
Square
B
Duodecahedron
C
Hexagon
D
Triangle
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3

Hadrian's Wall, built following 122 AD, stretches for 73 miles from Solway Firth to where?

A
The Firth of Forth
B
Settle
C
Carlisle
D
Wallsend-on-Tyne
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4

When were fingerprints first accepted as evidence in an English court of law?

A
1860
B
1956
C
1818
D
1901
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5

Who was the first General Secretary of the International Olympic Committee and later became its President, serving until 1924?

A
Cyrano de Bergerac
B
Baron de Coubertin
C
Guy de Maupassant
D
Charles de Gaulle
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6

What British sitcom, written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks, was first broadcast by the BBC in 1992?

A
The Goodies
B
Absolutely Fabulous
C
Only Fools and Horses
D
The Good Life
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7

Which US-born naturalised Briton wrote "Murder In The Cathedral", "The Cocktail Party" and "The Wasteland"?

A
T S Eliot
B
Ralph Waldo Emerson
C
Evelyn Waugh
D
George Eliot
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