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Daily Quiz #383

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 February 2010

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1

On what date on the Christian calendar is the day of the Annunciation or Lady Day?

A
10 September
B
25-Dec
C
1 March
D
25 March
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2

What is a Kindle DX, that in early 2009 was priced at around US$489?

A
Electronic book reader
B
Model of Hyundai car
C
Gas heater that appears to be a wood fire
D
A fire starter
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3

Whose top hat and other belongings fetched nearly half a million euros at auction in May 2009?

A
Marcel Marceau
B
Charlie Chaplin
C
Fred Astaire
D
Neville Chamberlain
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4

Which warship captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships (HMS Guerriere, HMS Java, HMS Pictou, HMS Cyane and HMS Levant) in the War of 1812 against Great Britain?

A
USS Constellation
B
USS United States
C
USS Chesapeake
D
USS Constitution
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5

In art, what is the term used for the process of producing an effect by means of dots or small marks with brush or pencil?

A
Pistol
B
Spittle
C
Toggle
D
Stipple
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6

Why was Korean short-track speedskater Kim Dong-Sung disqualified from the men's 1500 metre final at the 2000 Olympics?

A
Assaulting an official
B
Using the drug darbepoetin
C
Cross-tracking
D
Making obscene gestures
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7

Which canal allows ships to travel from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean?

A
Suez
B
Panama
C
Caledonian
D
Kiev
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