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Daily Quiz #350

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2010

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1

At the time of her construction in 2003, what was the longest, widest, tallest, largest passenger ship ever built?

A
Queen Elizabeth II
B
Queen Mary II
C
Lusitania
D
Queen Elizabeth I
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2

The term "coalition of the willing", to describe military and / or humanitarian interventions for which the UN Security Council cannot agree to mount a full UN peacekeeping operation, was not applied to which of these?

A
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003
B
The Australian-led INTERFET operation in East Timor
C
The Korean War
D
Possible operations against North Korea during the 1994 stand-off over nuclear weapons
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3

The islands Santa Ysabel, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Malaita and San Cristóbal are in which group?

A
Philippines
B
Tonga
C
Solomon Islands
D
Aleutians
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4

What striking and fielding team game, originating in England and known in Ireland as cluiche corr, is played between two teams alternating between batting and fielding and involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a round bat and then running around four bases in order to score?

A
Softball
B
Rounders
C
Cricket
D
Curling
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5

Which astronomer, born in West Yorkshire, England in 1915 and dying in 2001 in Bournemouth, England, was a science fiction writer, whose output includes the novel "The Black Cloud", a TV series "A for Andromeda" and a play "Rockets in Ursa Major"?

A
Isaac Asimov
B
Sir Fred Hoyle
C
J G Ballard
D
C S Lewis
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6

What is the name given to the planet Venus when it appears in the West after sunset?

A
Morning glory
B
Evening Star
C
Drive time host
D
Afternoon delight
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7

How old was Kurt Cobain when he died?

A
30
B
22
C
18
D
27
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