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Daily Quiz #353

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 January 2010

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1

Which of these is a Spanish word for gathering cattle together, for example, for branding them?

A
Velodrome
B
Roundup
C
Toreador
D
Rodeo
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2

What modern sport can trace its origin back to a Scramble that took place at Camberley, Surrey England in 1924?

A
Motocross
B
Rallying
C
Orienteering
D
BMX
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3

Which Corsican, as Emperor of the French, used their armies to dominate continental Europe until his Grande Armée was so badly damaged in the invasion of Russia in 1812 that in 1813 he was forced to abdicate, and was exiled to the island of Elba?

A
Ivan the Terrible
B
Benito Mussolini
C
Adolph Hitler
D
Napoleon Bonaparte
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4

What is the capital of Greece?

A
Babylon
B
Budapest
C
Cairo
D
Athens
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5

Slogans such as "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One" and "I Want to Believe" that became part of pop culture in the 1990s were from which TV series?

A
The X-Files
B
Stargate SG-1
C
Friends
D
Tales of the Unexpected
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6

What is another name for sodium bicarbonate?

A
Flour
B
Common salt
C
Icing sugar
D
Baking soda
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7

The Greek mathematician, mystic and scientist Pythagoras is best known for the Pythagorean theorem, which concerns what?

A
Illnesses of elephants
B
Stars
C
Water levels
D
Triangles
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