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Daily Quiz #495

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 May 2010

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1

Which of these is not a line from "The Skye Boat Song"?

A
Over the sea to sky
B
Like a bird on the wing
C
Speed bonnie boat
D
Sit down the sailors cry
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2

What is the world's richest horse race?

A
Coronation Cup
B
Grand Prix de Paris
C
Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes
D
Dubai World Cup
Select from the options above.
3

What is the English name for the red wines of Bordeaux, especially from vineyards in the Medoc district of the Gironde?

A
Sherry
B
Bordeaux
C
Port
D
Claret
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4

Big Ben, the bell installed in the clock tower for the British Houses of Parliament in 1856, was named after whom?

A
Sir Benjamin Hall
B
Benjamin Disraeli
C
Ben Johnson
D
Benjamin Franklin
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5

Portuguese rule of which country ended in 1975, with the appointment of Samora Machel as its first president?

A
South Africa
B
Hong Kong
C
Singapore
D
Mozambique
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these states of the USA extends the furthest West?

A
California
B
New Mexico
C
Texas
D
Nevada
Select from the options above.
7

On which planet is Olympus Mons?

A
Uranus
B
Jupiter
C
Mars
D
Venus
Select from the options above.
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