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Daily Quiz #279

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 October 2009

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1

Which of these words means a bad dream?

A
Nightstallion
B
Nightmare
C
Nightstud
D
Nightgelding
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2

What remake of a British science-fiction serial broadcast by BBC Television in the summer of 1953 was staged live by BBC Four in 2005 with actors Jason Flemyng, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Tiernan, Indira Varma, David Tennant and Adrian Bower?

A
The Quatermass Experiment
B
Stranger from Space
C
R.U.R.
D
The Time Machine
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3

Which part of the chilli is the hottest?

A
Skin
B
Stalk
C
Seed
D
Root
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4

Which pop group was formed in the late 1960s by members of the Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds and the Hollies?

A
Lamour, Moonshine and Pontiac
B
Hope, Brewers and De Soto
C
Crosby, Stills and Nash
D
Bing, Runners and Mercury
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5

What is the name given to the four international treaties made in 1864, 1906, 1929 and 1949 and the three "Protocols" from 1977, that concern the treatment of non-combatants and prisoners of war?

A
Berne Convention
B
Hague Convention
C
Geneva Convention
D
The Treaties of Utrecht
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6

The Mason-Dixon Line, surveyed by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, which became a popular name for the dividing line between the slave and free states, is the boundary between which two states of the USA?

A
Virginia and Maryland
B
Pennsylvania and Maryland
C
Indiana and Kentucky
D
Pennsylvania and Ohio
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7

Whose lifetime total of 714 home runs was a record in Major League Baseball for 39 years, until 1974?

A
Mickey Mantle
B
Babe Ruth
C
Roger Maris
D
Hank Aaron
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