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Daily Quiz #246

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 September 2009

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George Fox, a shoemaker born at Penny Drayton Leicestershire, founded which religious group in the 17th century?

A
YMCA
B
Scientologists
C
Society of Friends (Quakers)
D
Salvation Army
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2

Which English composer, whose work was influenced by folk song and the music of the 16th century, wrote "London Symphony", "Pilgrim's Progress" and "Sinfonia Antarctica"?

A
Benjamin Britten
B
Ralph Vaughan Williams
C
Edward Elgar
D
Gustav Holst
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3

What Christian festival is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter?

A
Annunciation
B
Lent
C
Whitsunday
D
Ascension
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4

In the southern USA, what is the name for an embankment that allows the water to flow at a higher level than the surrounding land?

A
Levee
B
Canal
C
Dyke
D
Streetcar
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5

In darts, what is the next in the sequence 1, 18, 4, 13, 6?

A
17
B
15
C
2
D
10
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6

Which 1952 film, directed by Vittorio de Sica, was about a penniless old man (played by Carlo Battisti) and his dog, Flick?

A
Umberto D
B
The Bicycle Thief
C
Miracle In Milan
D
The Pensioner
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7

Which flowering plant in the pea family, cultivated as feed for cattle, horses, sheep, and goats, is known in the UK, Australia and New Zealand as lucerne, as lucerne grass in south Asia and as Kuthirai Masal in Tamil?

A
Clover
B
Alfalfa
C
Corn
D
Wheat
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