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Daily Quiz #709

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 December 2010

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1

Which of these is an Oscar-winning film from 1990?

A
The Armenian Nurse
B
The Greek Matron
C
The English Patient
D
The French Doctor
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2

Yvette Williams, Mary Rand, Willye White and Kathy McMillan are all medal winners in which Olympic sport?

A
Archery
B
Shot put
C
Cross country
D
Long jump
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3

What is the name for the fluid content of the blood?

A
Metabolism
B
Platelets
C
Plasma
D
Ectoplasm
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4

Who secured the contract from the British government in 1838 to carry mail between Liverpool Halifax and Boston and formed the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company with 4 ships?

A
Whyte Starr
B
Samuel Cunard
C
Aristotle Onassis
D
Aubrey Beardsley
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5

In 1487, Portuguese navigator Bartholomew Diaz was the first European to sail past which landmark?

A
Ceylon
B
Cape Verde
C
Cape Horn
D
Cape of Good Hope
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6

The traditional boomerang is made out of what?

A
Clay
B
Glass
C
Stone
D
Wood
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7

Where was the siege of the Alamo?

A
New Jersey
B
California
C
Vermont
D
Texas
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