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Daily Quiz #295

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 November 2009

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1

The first official World Cup for which sport, that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, was held in 1986?

A
South Pacific
B
Westward Ho!
C
Orienteering
D
North by north-west
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2

In Roman numerals, what is signified by the letter X?

A
5
B
50
C
10
D
100
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3

Who wrote the songs for the film version of "The Wizard of Oz"?

A
Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg
B
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
C
Fred Ebb and John Kander
D
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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4

What type of motor vehicle propulsion was introduced by Citroen in 1934?

A
Front wheel drive
B
Gas turbine engine
C
Limited slip differential
D
Diesel engine
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5

What is the name for a large circular stained glass window found in Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals that is divided by elaborate tracery into slender panes radiating from a centre?

A
Termigan
B
Rosary
C
Rose window
D
Corpuscule
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6

Which university, in 1878, was the first in Britain to make all degrees open to women?

A
University of Edinburgh
B
Cambridge University
C
Oxford University
D
University of London
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7

What is the name of the whirlpool system between two islands of the Lofoten Group north west of Norway?

A
Typhoon
B
Maelstrom
C
Valkyrie
D
Skaanen
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