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Daily Quiz #339

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 December 2009

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1

Cotswold, Southdown, Dorset, Lonk and Lincoln are breeds of what animal?

A
Pigs
B
Sheep
C
Cows
D
Horses
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2

Which sport, a version of which had been a medal sport in 1924, and a demonstration sport in 1928, 1936 and 1948, became an official Winter Olympic sport in 1960?

A
Short track speed skating
B
Luge
C
Freestyle skiing
D
Biathlon
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3

Who was the hero of a number of tall stories by Rudolph Erich Raspe, published in 1785?

A
Zorro
B
Cyrano de Bergerac
C
The Scarlet Pimpernel
D
Baron von Munchausen
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4

Which of these is a personification of Death?

A
The Grimy Peeper
B
George Roper
C
The Grinning Reasoner
D
The Grim Reaper
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5

What did a B-25 Mitchell bomber, piloted in thick fog by Lieutenant Colonel William Franklin Smith, Jr., crash into at 9:40 a.m. on 28 July 1945?

A
St Paul's Cathedral, London
B
The Reichstag, Berlin
C
Coventry Cathedral, England
D
The Empire State Building, New York
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6

Who is credited with inventing the railway sleeping car?

A
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
B
George Mortimer Pullman
C
Thomas Alva Edison
D
Alexander Graham Bell
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7

What is the capital of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada?

A
Moose Jaw
B
Saskatoon
C
Regina
D
Prince Albert
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