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Daily Quiz #639

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 October 2010

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1

Where is the liqueur "Bénédictine" traditionally made?

A
Fécamp
B
Toulouse
C
Ankara
D
Calcutta
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2

Why were Canadian men's rowing pair Chris Jarvis and David Calder disqualified in the Semifinal B round of the Men's coxless pair at the 2004 Summer Olympics?

A
The Canadians had made rude comments to the South Africans at the start
B
They rowed into the lane for South Africa's Donovan Cech and Ramon di Clemente
C
A strong wind sprang up during the race
D
Their boat began to take on water and sink
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3

Who did the British fight at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879?

A
Zulus
B
Pygmies
C
French
D
Maoris
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4

What amorphous form of graphite or pure carbon is used mainly as a lubricant for machinery?

A
Lard
B
Strychnine
C
Chicken fat
D
Blacklead
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5

Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury when women were first ordained as priests into the Church of England?

A
George Carey
B
Robert Runcie
C
Michael Ramsey
D
Rowan Williams
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6

In which country is the city and naval base of Cadiz?

A
Spain
B
Tunisia
C
Bolivia
D
Afghanistan
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7

Which of these is a Swiss architect, born Charles Edouard Jeanneret, who is famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International Style?

A
Le Coq Sportif
B
Le Chacal
C
Le Corbusier
D
Le Colisée
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