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Daily Quiz #501

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 June 2010

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1

What is the surname of the film director whose first names are Francis Ford?

A
Coppola
B
Scorsese
C
Spielberg
D
Lucas
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2

Which race, the first of which was in 1829 and held annually since 1856 (with the exception of the two world wars) is rowed each spring on the Thames in London?

A
Head of the River Fours
B
Henley Regatta
C
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
D
Goldthwait Cup
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3

The 520 men and 197 women who arrived in 11 ships at Botany Bay, Australia, on 26 January 1788, were mostly what?

A
Hairdressers
B
Convicts
C
Town planners
D
Botanists
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4

The song "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" is from which of these?

A
Porgy and Bess
B
CATS
C
My Fair Lady
D
South Pacific
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5

What is chalcedony?

A
A liquid used for cleaning diamonds
B
Bankruptcy
C
The "waiting room" for Heaven
D
Semi-precious stone
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6

The colloquial name "cockney" is traditionally applied to a Londoner born within the sound of the bells of which church?

A
Westminster Abbey
B
St Pauls Cathedral
C
St Martin-in-the-Fields
D
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
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7

Which of these US states does not have an Atlantic coastline?

A
South Carolina
B
Virginia
C
Massachusetts
D
Vermont
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