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Daily Quiz #215

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 August 2009

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1

In rugby union, what is the name of the set play whereby eight members of each team pack together and attempt to heel the ball backwards?

A
Touchdown
B
Melee
C
Lineout
D
Scrum
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2

Which of these was a German rocket scientist who worked in America after World War II?

A
Heinrich Himmler
B
Vincent van Gogh
C
Werner von Braun
D
Paul von Hindenburg
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3

The musical "Kiss Me Kate" is based on which Shakespearean play?

A
Hamlet
B
Much Ado About Nothing
C
The Taming Of The Shrew
D
King Lear
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4

What was notable about the jobs held by Ann Hays and Elizabeth Hoisington at the end of May 1970?

A
It was the first time NASA had appointed "Shuttle Director" as a job-share
B
They were the first women fire fighters in the USA
C
They were the first women generals in the US Army
D
They were the first female bishops appointed in the Presbyterian Church
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5

What word is used to describe the situation where blood has pooled at the lowest point of a dead body?

A
Osmosis
B
Hypostasis
C
Rigor mortis
D
Epistaxis
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6

Where is the Iberian peninsula?

A
South America, extending into the Pacific Ocean
B
Asia, on the northern coast of the Black Sea
C
Western Europe, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
D
North America, extending into the Gulf Of Mexico
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7

In Greece, what is a dish that is mainly cucumber mixed with garlic and yoghurt called?

A
Tzatziki
B
Moussaka
C
Yuvarlakia
D
Keftethes
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