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Daily Quiz #918

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 July 2011

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1

How many official time zones are there in the People's Republic of China (PRC) mainland?

A
7
B
3
C
5
D
1
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2

The Easter Rising, an insurrection staged during Easter Week 1916 with the aim of ending British rule, was where?

A
Ireland
B
India
C
Australia
D
Ceylon
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3

What was initiated by British conductor Sir Henry Wood?

A
English National Opera Company
B
The Proms
C
Glyndebourne Festival
D
Glastonbury Festival
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4

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is the unfinished novel by which author?

A
Wilkie Collins
B
Charles Dickens
C
Robert Louis Stephenson
D
Ian Fleming
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5

Taekwondo was a demonstration sport at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. Where and when did it become a full medal sport?

A
Beijing, 2008
B
Greece, 2004
C
Sydney, 2000
D
Atlanta, 1996
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6

What originated as a French folk dance, notated in 4/4 or 2/2 time at moderate tempo, with a distinctive rhythmic feature, as phrases begin in the middle of the bar (on the third quarter note), creating a half-measure upbeat?

A
Camelot
B
Garrotte
C
Guillemot
D
Gavotte
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7

Bitumen is made to go onto what?

A
Ice cream
B
Road
C
Feet
D
Garden plants
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