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Daily Quiz #318

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 December 2009

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1

What preparation, consisting mainly of citron, orange, bergamot, neroli and rosemary, was first prepared by Johann Maria Farina soon after 1700?

A
Lemon and barley water
B
Eau de Cologne
C
Ginger ale
D
Moth balls
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2

Which city was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading settlement in 1819?

A
Hong Kong
B
Singapore
C
Mumbai
D
Bougainville
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3

Which 20th century English playwright wrote "The Winslow Boy" and "Separate Tables"?

A
J B Priestley
B
Terence Rigby
C
Terence Rattigan
D
John Osborne
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4

The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides wrote dramas dealing with which legendary woman?

A
Electra
B
Gaseus
C
Venus
D
Lepidoptera
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5

The River Danube is on what continent?

A
Antarctica
B
South America
C
Australia
D
Europe
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6

Why was the FIFA World Cup, an international football competition contested by the men's national teams every four years since the first tournament in 1930, not held in 1942 and 1946?

A
FIFA had lost the trophy
B
It was too expensive to organise
C
There were not enough people wanting to play
D
It was difficult to organise due to the effects of World War II
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7

What name is given to a cocktail consisting mainly of vodka and orange?

A
Hammer
B
Screwdriver
C
Chisel
D
Bandsaw
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