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Daily Quiz #227

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 September 2009

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Which city, previously the Roman town of Vindobona, became the capital of the Duchy of Austria in 1156 and the capital of Hapsburg power base in the 13th century?

A
Strasbourg
B
Vienna
C
Uberlingen
D
Bayreuth
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2

What was Lieut. C D Lucas, RN, the first to receive as a result of his involvement in the bombardment of a Russian fortress in the Baltic on 21 June 1854?

A
Queen's Pension
B
Order of the Garter
C
Victoria Cross
D
Artificial mechanical hand
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3

The musical "The King and I" is associated with which geographical area?

A
London
B
Thailand
C
Austria
D
New York
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4

Ananas is the French word for which of these?

A
Pineapple
B
Banana
C
Anarchy
D
Anatomy
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5

Who, after marrying in 1791, and living in Naples, became the mistress of Lord Nelson, having his child, Horatia, in 1803?

A
Sophia Baddeley
B
Alice Keppel
C
Lady Emma Hamilton
D
Harriette Wilson
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6

Which Greek letter usually denotes the brightest star in a constellation?

A
Delta
B
Beta
C
Gamma
D
Alpha
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7

Who tried to win back the America's Cup from the New York Yacht Club 5 times between 1899 and 1930 in boats called "Shamrock"?

A
Sir Frank Cadbury
B
Sir Thomas Lipton
C
Sir Ashton Bourneville
D
Earl Grey
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