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Daily Quiz #351

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 January 2010

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1

Who unknowingly slew his father and married his mother, and, when he discovered his true identity, blinded himself when his mother hanged herself?

A
Oedipus
B
Narcissus
C
Adonis
D
Vespasian
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2

What was the dolphin that accompanied vessels near French Pass, a channel used by ships sailing between Wellington and Nelson, New Zealand between 1888 and 1912?

A
Davina
B
Opo
C
Pelorus Jack
D
Taniwha Blue
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3

Which island group between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean was discovered in 1521 by Magellan, was taken by Spain, ceded to the USA in 1898 and became an independent republic in 1946?

A
Indonesia
B
Marquesas
C
Philippines
D
Tonga
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4

What card game is argued by 19th century authority on card games Henry ("Cavendish") Jones to have been derived ultimately from the pre-16th century Italian game called "ronfa"?

A
Poker
B
Piquet
C
Baccarat
D
Chemin de Fer
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5

Which of these is not a hippocampus?

A
Part of the brain
B
Stables
C
A sea horse
D
A sea monster
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6

What is the name for the point on the ecliptic when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator?

A
Perineum
B
Eclipse
C
Solstice
D
Tropicality
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7

What did Vera Lynn sing would be "over the White Cliffs of Dover tomorrow, just you wait and see"?

A
Spitfires
B
Dogfights
C
Vultures
D
Bluebirds
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