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Daily Quiz #561

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 August 2010

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1

What name was given to the eldest sons of the Kings of France from the 14th century?

A
Princes of Wales
B
Dauphins
C
Fils
D
Les Manches
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2

Late in July 2009, what phenomenon affected the daily lives of people in the cities of Chengdu, Chongquing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China?

A
Solar eclipse
B
Earthquake
C
Tsunami
D
Volcanic eruption
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3

What is the first name of the British fashion designer Westwood?

A
Catherine
B
Vivienne
C
Caroline
D
Clementine
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4

What is the basis for a pina colada?

A
Gin
B
Rum
C
Whisky
D
Ouzo
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5

Which of these singers is also a children's author, most notably with the "English Roses" series, the first of which was published in 2003?

A
Madonna
B
Britney Spears
C
Julie Andrews
D
Beyoncé
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6

Of the 37 venues used to host events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, how many new ones were constructed for use at the Games?

A
30
B
4
C
12
D
6
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7

Where do the waters of the River Ganges empty into?

A
Bay of Bengal
B
English Channel
C
Sea of Japan
D
The Great Australian Bight
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