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Daily Quiz #725

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 January 2011

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1

What is the nationality of playwright Henrik Ibsen?

A
Swedish
B
Norwegian
C
Russian
D
Finnish
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2

Who was the fourth (and the first female) Prime Minister of the State of Israel, who was described as the "Iron Lady" (before Margaret Thatcher), "the best man in the government" and the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people"?

A
Golda Meir
B
Ada Deer
C
Indira Gandhi
D
LaRue Parker
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3

The Caesars ruled which ancient empire?

A
Roman
B
Grecian
C
Dutch
D
Mongol
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4

What did Bayer name its new over the counter drug in 1898, developed and advertised as a morphine substitute and cough suppressant that did not have its addictive side-effects?

A
Aspirin
B
Codeine
C
Heroin
D
Penicillin
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5

What sport is known as "the Turf"?

A
American Football
B
Horse racing
C
Polo
D
Bowls
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6

In which Canadian province, in the 2006 census, was English the mother tongue of 79.99% of the population, followed by Chinese languages (3.02%), German (2.62%), French (1.90%), Punjabi (1.13%), Tagalog (0.92%) and Ukrainian (0.91%), with the most common aboriginal language being Cree (0.53%)?

A
Alberta
B
Quebec
C
Nova Scotia
D
Ontario
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7

Which of these words means spraying or dusting a chemical on plants to cause their leaves to fall off?

A
Disparagement
B
Deregistration
C
Disenchantment
D
Defoliation
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