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Daily Quiz #235

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 September 2009

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1

At an auction in New York in March 2009, Vijay Mallya made international news by buying personal items belonging to whom?

A
Saddam Hussein
B
Mahatma Ghandi
C
Mao Zedong
D
George Washington
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2

Of what descent was singer Bobby Darin?

A
Jewish
B
Irish
C
Italian
D
English
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3

Of what were He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Yang Yilin and Deng Linlin accused at the 2008 Olympic Games?

A
They had colluded to pass a drug test
B
They had colluded to ensure that He Kexin won a medal
C
They were under-age
D
They were wearing a type of unauthorised shoe
Select from the options above.
4

Where is the Klondike River?

A
Yukon Territory, Canada
B
Alaska, USA
C
British Columbia, Canada
D
Saskatchewan, Canada
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5

What is the name for a hydrometer which is used for determining the alcoholic strength of liquids?

A
Hygrometer
B
Calorimeter
C
Proof & tralle hydrometer
D
Saccharometer
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6

In the Christian calendar, what is the week before Easter, historically a time of abstinence from eating flesh, drinking wine and carrying on business?

A
Ramadan
B
Annunciation
C
Lent
D
Holy Week
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7

Where does the word donnybrook, synonymous with a riot, come from?

A
A fair in Ireland
B
An Irish rabble-rouser
C
A river in County Cork that is prone to flood
D
An alternative name for the parliament of the Republic of Ireland
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