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Daily Quiz #408

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 March 2010

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1

Which war between Austria, France and Russia versus England and Prussia ended with the ceding of Silesia to Prussia by Austria and the ceding of French territory in Canada to Britain?

A
British-American War
B
The War of Succession
C
Seven Years War
D
Thirty Years War
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2

Which of these has had a distinct National Olympic Committee since 1950 and competed at the Olympic Games from 1952, although it has been only a colony and a "region", but never a nation?

A
Goa
B
Taiwan
C
Macau
D
Hong Kong
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3

Which of these US cities is closest to the Mojave Desert?

A
San Francisco
B
San Diego
C
San Bernardino
D
Phoenix
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4

What instrument has a long neck and a round body of parchment stretched over a metal frame?

A
Tuba
B
Oboe
C
Banjo
D
Viola
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5

What is the next name in this series: Ross Kemp, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, Samuel L. Jackson, Les Dennis … ?

A
Patrick Stewart
B
Orlando Bloom
C
Sir Ian McKellen
D
David Bowie
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6

The pineapple is native to which part of the world?

A
South America
B
Pacific Islands
C
Africa
D
Australia
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7

Which Chief of Staff of the US Army retired in 1937 but returned to lead the defence of the Philippines in WWII, and to direct both the occupation of Japan and the allied effort early in the Korean War?

A
George Custer
B
John Wayne
C
George S. Patton
D
Douglas MacArthur
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