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Daily Quiz #230

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 September 2009

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1

The spiny leguminous plant called furze is also known as what?

A
Cabbage tree
B
Alfalfa
C
Prickly pear
D
Gorse
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2

David Ben-Gurion became Prime Minister of the provisional government of which newly created country on 15 May 1948?

A
Burma
B
Pakistan
C
India
D
Israel
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3

Which American was the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union, the first female photojournalist for Life magazine, the first female war correspondent and the first to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II?

A
Barbara Gluck
B
Eve Arnold
C
Margaret Bourke-White
D
Martha Holmes
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4

The volcano Mt Pinatubo is in which country?

A
Indonesia
B
The Philippines
C
Malaysia
D
Thailand
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5

Which computer game contains the characters Lara Croft, Larson, Jacqueline Natla and Pierre Dupont?

A
Myst
B
Tomb Raider
C
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
D
Riven
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6

Who created the character of Hercule Poirot?

A
Agatha Christie
B
Ngaio Marsh
C
P D James
D
Georges Simenon
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7

In English law, what is the "foreshore"?

A
The area between the usual line of vegetation and the sea
B
The area between the high and low watermarks of ordinary tides
C
Anywhere on the coast that has a surface of sand or rock
D
The coastline within 1 chain from the ordinary low tide mark
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