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Daily Quiz #209

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 August 2009

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1

How many white squares are there on a chessboard?

A
64
B
32
C
16
D
18
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2

In France, what would you buy in a fromagerie?

A
Cheese
B
Maps
C
Hats
D
Meat
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3

What name is given to the unit of electrical power represented by a current of 1 ampere flowing through a circuit whose potential difference is 1 volt?

A
Ohm
B
Watt
C
Kilowatt
D
Amstrong
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4

In the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous", what is the name of Edina's daughter?

A
Bubbles
B
Saffron
C
Patsy
D
Margaret
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5

Which German composer was assistant to Wagner at Bayreuth 1880-1, taught at Barcelona, Frankfurt and Berlin, and is best known for his opera "Hansel and Gretel"?

A
Ludwig van Beethoven
B
Engelbert Humperdinck
C
Franz Joseph Haydn
D
George Handel
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6

Which of these countries was claimed to Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Argentina before becoming independent in 1828 and a republic in 1830?

A
Uruguay
B
Venezuela
C
Colombia
D
Ecuador
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7

In which 20th century conflict did the "Tet offensive" take place?

A
Korean War
B
Vietnam War
C
World War II
D
World War I
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