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Daily Quiz #493

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 May 2010

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1

What is the name of the group of 140 islands 25 miles south west of Lands End, Cornwall, England?

A
Scilly Isles
B
Channel Islands
C
Canary Islands
D
Friendly Islands
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2

Which one of these has a part to play in the ring at a bull fight?

A
Matador
B
Janitor
C
Realtor
D
Pompadour
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3

At which battle, which began on 4 May 1942, were Japanese losses at least 7 warships, with over 20 others damaged, and USA losses included the aircraft carrier "Lexington" and two other ships?

A
Battle of the Nile
B
The Battle of Copenhagen
C
The Battle of Trafalgar
D
The Battle of the Coral Sea
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4

Which of the following is an alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes containing lead, tin or iron?

A
Brass
B
Bronze
C
Aluminium
D
Tungsten
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5

Which legendary character is the subject of musical settings of his adventures, notably by Purcell, Glück and Mozart?

A
Flick the Little Fire Engine
B
Don Juan
C
The Barber of Seville
D
Barry Manilow
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6

What is the motto of the Boy Scout movement?

A
Be Prepared
B
In Vino Veritas
C
Ad Augusta Per Angusta
D
Ad Astra
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7

Which bass player, who had been a member of the Sex Pistols, died from a drug overdose in New York?

A
Glen Matlock
B
Johnny Rotten
C
Paul Cook
D
Sid Vicious
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