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Daily Quiz #419

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 March 2010

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1

Who was Lawrence Edward Grace Oates, who died on 17 March 1912?

A
Lawrence of Arabia
B
A member of Scott's party which reached the South Pole
C
The captain of the "Titanic"
D
A VC-winning Captain at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu Wars
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2

Which of these places is furthest from New Orleans, Louisiana?

A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
B
Memphis, Tennessee
C
Houston, Texas
D
Dallas, Texas
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3

The yellow, brown and red pigments known as ochres are oxides of which metal?

A
Chlorine
B
Magnesium
C
Iron
D
Aluminium
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4

Which Greek philosopher was accused by the Sophists of corrupting the youth of Athens and was condemned to death by drinking hemlock?

A
Socrates
B
Plato
C
Xenophon
D
Euclid
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5

Who held the record for the number of Grand Slam tennis tournaments before it was beaten by Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2009?

A
Lleyton Hewitt
B
Rafael Nadal
C
Pete Sampras
D
Andre Agassi
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6

Which of these is a TV drama series set in New Jersey which revolved around a mobster played by James Gandolfini and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads?

A
The Altos
B
The Tenors
C
The Baritones
D
The Sopranos
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7

What represents a 70th wedding anniversary?

A
Pottery
B
Gold
C
Silver
D
Platinum
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