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Daily Quiz #473

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 May 2010

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1

The book "Angels and Demons" was written by whom?

A
Ian Fleming
B
Dan Brown
C
Boris Pasternak
D
Shane Warne
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2

In musical notation, what is the name for the short lines drawn for notes that are too high or too low to fit on the stave?

A
Ley lines
B
Way lines
C
Ledger lines
D
Tram lines
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3

The Irishmen William Burke and William Hare were famous for doing what in the early 19th century?

A
Starting a revolution to free Ireland from British rule
B
Exploring central Australia
C
Discovering the existence of X and Y chromosomes
D
Murdering people and selling the bodies
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4

What was the title of the book that sold for $US556,500 at auction in New York in June 2009?

A
Moby Dick
B
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
C
Poor Richard's Almanac
D
The Bible
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5

What is the more common name for the white crystalline salt called hydrated sodium pyroborate?

A
Fire lighters
B
Heroin
C
Borax
D
Boron
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6

What is the modern game called that was published by Milton Bradley Company in 1943 as the pad-and-pencil game "Broadsides, the Game of Naval Strategy"?

A
Battleships
B
Tron
C
Connect Four
D
Dominoes
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7

Which of these countries on the North American isthmus has only one coastline?

A
El Salvador
B
Mexico
C
Costa Rica
D
Honduras
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