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Daily Quiz #243

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 September 2009

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1

Canis Major is also known as what?

A
The Horsehead Nebula
B
Betelgeuse
C
Regella
D
The Dog Star
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2

Which book by Sir Thomas More, his view of an ideal society with community ownership, was written in Latin in 1516 and translated into English in 1551?

A
Islandia
B
Erewhon
C
Brave New World
D
Utopia
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3

Near what French town did Marie-Bernarde (Bernadette) Soubirous reportedly see visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858?

A
Versailles
B
Lyons
C
Toulouse
D
Lourdes
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4

Who designed the wedding dress for the marriage of Lady Diana Spencer to Charles, Prince of Wales?

A
Gianni Versace
B
Isabel Toledo
C
David and Elizabeth Emanuel
D
Miuccia Prada
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5

From which sport do we get the expression "Thrown a curve ball"?

A
Tennis
B
Cricket
C
Association Football (Soccer)
D
Baseball
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6

What was unusual about the 1960 Olympic marathon win by Abebe Bikila?

A
He stopped during the race to talk to a spectator
B
He was 5th on the road. The first 4 were disqualified
C
His number blew off. He was not easily identified
D
He ran barefoot
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7

Which river, formed by the union of the Murad Nehri and the Karu Su, flows for 2781 km (1728 miles) through Turkey and Syria into Iraq, where it joins the Tigris to form the Shatt-el-Arab?

A
Nizhnyaya Tunguska River
B
Amur River
C
Vilyuy River
D
Euphrates
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