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Daily Quiz #617

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 September 2010

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1

Which cup was originally known as the “Royal Yacht Squadron Cup”, the “RYS Cup for One Hundred Sovereigns”, the “One Hundred Guinea(s) Cup” and the “Queen’s Cup”?

A
The America’s Cup
B
The Borg Warner Trophy
C
The Webb Ellis Trophy
D
Jules Rimet Trophy
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2

What building, erected at Sydenham near London in 1834 in 200 acres of grounds and given to the public in 1920, was gutted by fire in 1936?

A
Windsor Castle
B
Crystal Palace
C
Clarence House
D
Kensington Palace
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3

What is the name for the animals found in a region?

A
Reptiles
B
Flora
C
Fauna
D
Vagaries
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4

What is a mandoline?

A
A kitchen utensil used for slicing and cutting
B
A musical instrument in the lute family
C
A village in the Rajasthan state of India
D
A type of Chinese popular music
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5

Which Welsh poet (e.g. "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog") wrote a play "Under Milk Wood" that was published posthumously in 1954?

A
Dylan Thomas
B
Richard Burton
C
Tom Jones
D
Dai Morgan
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6

What have George Etheridge, William Wycherley, Thomas Shadwell, Thomas Otway Colby Ciber and William Congreve in common?

A
They composed what is termed "early music"
B
They discovered moons in the solar system
C
They formulated the modern atomic table
D
They wrote Restoration Comedies
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7

The refugee camps Shatila and Shabra, the scenes of a massacre in 1982, were in which country?

A
Lebanon
B
Iraq
C
Egypt
D
Malta
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