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Daily Quiz #165

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 July 2009

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1

Which song was sung by Aretha Franklin just before Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the USA in 2009?

A
The Star Spangled Banner
B
My Country 'Tis Of Thee
C
Hail To The Chief
D
This Land Is Your Land
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2

Who, in 1936, was the last British man to win the singles event at Wimbledon until Andy Murray from Scotland won in 2013?

A
Adam Quist
B
Jack Crawford
C
Fred Perry
D
Arthur Ashe
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3

What expression is used to signify the obligations of the aristocracy to those less privileged?

A
Noblesse oblige
B
Bobsie-die
C
Ad Augusta
D
Sine Qua Non
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4

Which bird, that breeds in northern Europe in pine and beech forests, has a chestnut brown back, grey head, dark tail, buff breast and a striped black throat?

A
Fieldfare
B
Swallow
C
Puffin
D
Godwit
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5

What is the coastal region of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel known as?

A
The Gold Coast
B
The Levant
C
The Riviera
D
Devon
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6

Who ordered the execution of Catherine Howard in 1542?

A
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
B
Elizabeth I
C
Sir Robert Walpole
D
Henry VIII
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7

What were the people who were part of Elvis Presley's entourage known as?

A
Elvis Airheads
B
Tennessee Troubadours
C
Presley's party people
D
Memphis Mafia
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