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Daily Quiz #252

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 September 2009

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1

By what name is the writer Alfred Maximovitch Peshkov better known?

A
Maxim Gorky
B
Graham Greene
C
Anton Chekhov
D
Franz Kafka
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2

Which of these was not a nickname for George Herman Ruth, Jr, the American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935?

A
The Sultan of Swat
B
Babe
C
The Bambino
D
Machine gun George
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3

Where did paella originate?

A
Spain
B
Greece
C
Mexico
D
Brazil
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4

Which of these four was the last to become President of the USA?

A
Theodore Roosevelt
B
Franklin D Roosevelt
C
Herbert Hoover
D
Calvin Coolidge
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5

Which of these countries is the furthest north?

A
Belgium
B
France
C
Netherlands
D
Denmark
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6

Which painter, born in Antwerp, was invited by Charles I to be the court painter, and was knighted in 1632?

A
Jan Brueghel the Younger
B
Hans Holbein
C
Hendrick van Balen
D
Anthony van Dyck
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7

The Kodiak bear is native to which continent?

A
Europe
B
Africa
C
Australia
D
North America
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