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Daily Quiz #216

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2009

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1

Who established scientifically that an individual's fingerprints provide permanent identification?

A
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
B
Sir Edward Henry
C
Sir Francis Galton
D
Sir William Harvey
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2

What is the world's largest international hospitality education institution with 29 schools on 5 continents?

A
École des trois gourmandes
B
Le cordon bleu
C
French Culinary Institute
D
Open University, UK
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3

How did the fuchsia get its name?

A
After a 16th century botanist
B
Its discoverer, with a cleft palate, tripped over one
C
It has an unpleasant scent
D
It is difficult to pick the flower
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4

By what name is Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960 in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland) better known?

A
Slash
B
Edge
C
Bob Dylan
D
Bono
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5

The Senate of the Republic of Ireland is called the Seanad. What is the name of the House of Representatives?

A
Diet
B
Althing
C
Dail
D
Repean
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6

What ancient Sumerian city stood on the banks of the Euphrates River between 3200 and 2300 BC?

A
Ah
B
Ur
C
Um
D
Eh
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7

On 4 June 2008 the International Olympic Committee announced that the finalists to host the 2016 Olympics were Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid and which other venue?

A
Buenos Aires, Argentina
B
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
C
Pretoria, South Africa
D
Santiago, Chile
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