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Daily Quiz #409

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 March 2010

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1

What genus of grass is also known as kaffir corn, dhurra, Guinea corn and Indian millet?

A
Alfalfa
B
Saffron
C
Spinifex
D
Sorghum
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2

According to the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, how many "stations" are there in "The Stations of the Cross"?

A
5
B
12
C
10
D
14
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3

What was the name of the character played by Bill Cosby in "The Bill Cosby Show"?

A
Cliff Huxtable
B
Bruce Wayne
C
Richie Cunningham
D
Alf
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4

On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian-Serb student and member of Young Bosnia, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Bosnia, which led to the start of which war?

A
American Civil War
B
World War II
C
World War I
D
Hundred Years War
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5

What is the name of the French national flag adopted during the French Revolution, consisting of three equal vertical bands of red, white and blue?

A
Marianne
B
Marseillaise
C
Tricolor
D
Chaplain
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6

With a time of 3:49.4, breaking the existing world record by over 1.5 seconds, who was the first to run the mile in under 3:50 minutes ?

A
Dick Quax
B
Roger Bannister
C
John Walker
D
Filbert Bayi
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7

Who became President of the USA on the death of Franklin D Roosevelt and remained in office until 1953?

A
Dwight D. Eisenhower
B
Herbert Hoover
C
Calvin Coolidge
D
Harry S Truman
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