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Daily Quiz #596

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 September 2010

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1

Which of these is the word for a coin collector?

A
Ornithologist
B
Philatelist
C
Philanderer
D
Numismatist
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2

A cubit, an ancient unit of measurement, was derived from what?

A
As far as the human eye can see
B
1,000th of the distance from the Sphinx to the mouth of the Nile
C
Three long paces
D
The distance of the forearm from index fingertip to elbow
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3

What military strategy involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while passing through an area, first used by the Scythians against King Darius the Great of Persia around 500 BC., and best known for its use by both sides when Germany attacked and then retreated from the USSR in World War II?

A
Boiled water
B
Burnt ground
C
Scorched earth
D
Fired land
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4

The state of Indiana borders which Great Lake?

A
Eyrie
B
Michigan
C
Superior
D
Ontario
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5

Which automobile racing award was first given in 1900 in France and awarded annually until 1905?

A
The Borg Warner Trophy
B
The Gordon Bennett Cup
C
Grand Prix de Paris
D
L├ęgion d'honneur
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6

Which character in a play has a soliloquy that begins "To be or not to be, that is the question."?

A
Lady Windemere
B
Hamlet
C
Abigail
D
Godot
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7

Who, after being lured to the Moika Palace on 16 December 1916, was poisoned with cyanide, shot 4 times, beaten and drowned in the Neva River (where he had tried to claw his way from under the ice) but was reported to sit up on his burning funeral pyre?

A
Dostoyevsky
B
Lenin
C
Rasputin
D
Yuri Gagarin
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