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Daily Quiz #194

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 July 2009

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What is the Australian English word that means a small lake, such as is formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving a dead end?

A
Billabong
B
Coodgee
C
Coolibah
D
Murrumbidgee
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2

The word for a territory under British rule that was not part of Great Britain itself was “colony” or “Crown colony”, until the British Nationality Act 1981 which called each one a “British-Dependent Territory”. What name are most of them known by since?

A
British Overseas Colony
B
British Overseas Territory
C
British Overseas Dependency
D
British Territorial Dependency
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3

What was the fate of "Violetta" in Verdi's opera "La Traviata"?

A
She was strangled by her husband
B
She was beheaded
C
She goes mad and commits suicide
D
She died of consumption
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4

What is the only venomous lizard native to the USA?

A
Komodo dragon
B
Tuatara
C
Alligator
D
Gila monster
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5

Players start with 5 of their counters on the inner board and 10 on the outer board in which game?

A
Backgammon
B
Parcheesi
C
Ludo
D
Chess
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6

What is the former name of Helsinki, Finland?

A
Helsingfors
B
Elsinor
C
Helsingor
D
Eleanor
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7

Who created the English aviator "Biggles"?

A
Richmal Crompton
B
Anthony Buckeridge
C
Captain W. E. Johns
D
Enid Blyton
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