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Daily Quiz #310

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 November 2009

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1

Which of these countries has a coastline on the Indian Ocean?

A
Fiji
B
Sri Lanka
C
Mexico
D
Portugal
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2

What is the collective name for The Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pharos at Alexandria, the Pyramids of Egypt, Pheidias' Statue of Jupiter at Olympus, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?

A
Bricks and Mortar
B
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
C
Roman Ruins
D
Archaeology
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3

In chess, what piece is allowed to jump over other pieces?

A
Burgomaster
B
Squire
C
Mayor
D
Knight
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4

What, the first of its kind in Britain, was established by John Tate in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1489?

A
Cotton Mill
B
Steel Mill
C
Paper mill
D
Water wheel
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5

Which Greek dramatist, who lived from 485 to 406BC, wrote "Medea", "Orestes" and "Iphigenia in Tauris"?

A
Sophocles
B
Eumenides
C
Aeschylus
D
Euripides
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6

In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones, which are joined together by sutures, rigid articulations permitting very little movement, except for which one?

A
Jawbone
B
Tailbone
C
Funny bone
D
Thigh bone
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7

Which Canadian portrait photographer of Armenian heritage photographed Winston Churchill in his studio in Ottawa on 30 December, 1941, which, it is claimed, is the most reproduced photographic portrait in history?

A
Edward Burtynsky
B
Yousuf Karsh
C
Roloff Beny
D
Drasko Bogdanovic
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