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Daily Quiz #498

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 May 2010

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1

What part of mainland Europe was English territory for 200 years from the mid 14th century?

A
Calais
B
Catalunya
C
Turin
D
Tyrol
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2

In which country is Lake Como?

A
Germany
B
Portugal
C
Italy
D
Greece
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3

What are "cestodes"?

A
Verrucas
B
Sentries
C
Impulses sent to the brain
D
Tape worms
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4

What is the name for a loose mock-biographical quatrain such as "When Alexander Pope / Accidentally trod on the soap / And came down on the back of his head / Never mind what he said"?

A
Spinney
B
Limerick
C
Sonnet
D
Clerihew
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5

Which of these is a play by Oscar Wilde?

A
The Consequences of Being Roger
B
The Irrelevance of Being Algernon
C
The Importance of Being Earnest
D
The Result of Being George
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6

Most of which of these games is spent handling "tiles"?

A
Parcheesi
B
Monopoly
C
Scrabble
D
Ludo
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7

Who was an 8 year old English girl murdered on 24 August 1867 by solicitor's clerk Frederick Baker in Alton, Hampshire: the body was found in a hop field, her head and legs severed, her eyes put out, her torso emptied and her organs scattered?

A
Fanny Adams
B
Amanda Dowler
C
Danielle Jones
D
Hannah Williams
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