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Daily Quiz #580

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 August 2010

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1

Which of these is a term in heraldry?

A
Shirt of Arms
B
Brassiere of Arms
C
Coat of Arms
D
Trouser of Arms
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2

In September 1581, Francis Drake became mayor of which of these cities?

A
Birmingham
B
Glasgow
C
Plymouth
D
Manchester
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3

Which country ended the USA's 132 year hold on the America's Cup?

A
Switzerland
B
New Zealand
C
Australia
D
Spain
Select from the options above.
4

Where are the Straits of Bonifacto?

A
Between Sicily and Corsica
B
Between Naples and the Italian peninsula
C
Between Corsica and Sardinia
D
Between Sicily and Sardinia
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5

What does MIX in Roman numerals mean?

A
A computer
B
Crossbreeding
C
1009
D
1900
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6

Which city is "that toddlin' town" where "on State Street that great street ... They do things that they don't do on Broadway. They have the time the time of their life: I saw a man and he danced with his wife"?

A
St Louis
B
Minneapolis
C
Denver
D
Chicago
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7

George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards were well known in the British American colonies in the mid 18th century for being what?

A
Methodist preachers
B
Travelling actors
C
"Medicine Show" proprietors
D
Campaigners against the slave trade
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