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Daily Quiz #305

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 November 2009

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1

What was the name of an iron case containing gunpowder that was used to destroy a gate or palisade?

A
Petard
B
Iron Maiden
C
Catapult
D
Bazooka
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2

What was the first name of "Rumpole of the Bailey"?

A
Oswald
B
Rupert
C
Henry
D
Horace
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3

Who became the King of Sweden on 15 September 1973?

A
King Harald V
B
King Carl XVI Gustaf
C
King Albert II
D
King Juan Carlos I
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4

Why were the Winter Olympic Games at Lillehammer in 1994 held only 2 years after the previous ones, at Albertsville?

A
The Lillehammer venues were to be torn down in 1995
B
Error by the International Olympic Commission
C
To change the timing, to alternate with the Summer Olympics
D
Impending war in the Middle East
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5

Where is the Strait of Messina?

A
Between Greece and Italy's east coast
B
Between Sicily and Sardinia
C
Between the two sides of Istanbul
D
Between Sicily and the "toe" of Italy
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6

Where would you find a "plimsoll line"?

A
On a shoe
B
On a ship
C
In the sky
D
In a public park
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7

What is a keloid?

A
A bump on the head
B
A bone in the human finger
C
A type of cancerous growth
D
An overgrowth of scar tissue
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