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Daily Quiz #290

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 November 2009

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1

The Great Western Railway’s “City of Truro” was unofficially recorded as the first steam locomotive to reach a speed of 102.3 mph (164 km/h) on 9 May 1904, but the 100 mile per hour (160 km/h) record was not officially recorded until 30 November 1934, by which locomotive?

A
The Devonian
B
Cornish Riviera Express
C
Cheltenham Flyer
D
Flying Scotsman
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2

Which English poet and dramatist wrote "The What D'ye Call It" (1715), "The Beggar's Opera" (1728) and "Polly" (1729)?

A
John Arbuthnot
B
Jonathan Swift
C
Alexander Pope
D
John Gay
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3

Which river runs through the town where Shakespeare was born?

A
Avon
B
Po
C
Seine
D
Tiber
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4

Which of these was imprisoned for causing the explosion of a Pan American airliner over Lockerbie in 1988?

A
Al Megrahi
B
Al Jazeera
C
Al Capone
D
Al Lanpoe
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5

What does "Zorro" mean in Spanish?

A
Fox
B
Racoon
C
Panther
D
Tiger
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6

The course for which of these sports might contain a "hairpin bend"?

A
Motor racing
B
Golf
C
Swimming
D
Lawn bowls
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7

Which island has belonged to Carthage, Rome, the Saracens, the King of Aragon, the Dukes of Savoy, United Italy under Victor Emmanuel and was granted autonomous government in 1947?

A
Corsica
B
Malta
C
Crete
D
Sardinia
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