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Daily Quiz #930

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 August 2011

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Who was born in 1682, died in 1764, and had the following written about her: "Her brow is like the snow-drift, Her neck is like the swan, Her face it is the fairest That 'er the sun shone on And dark blue is her eye"?

A
Mary Queen of Scots
B
Lulu
C
Maggie Smith
D
Annie Laurie
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2

In which country is the city of Aberdeen?

A
Wales
B
England
C
Scotland
D
Northern Ireland
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3

What is a "put you up"?

A
A card game
B
A ladder
C
A bed converted from a sofa
D
The squire to knight
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4

Whose first novel, "The Lovers", after being rejected by 26 publishers, won a Hugo Award in 1953?

A
Philip Jose Farmer
B
Isaac Asimov
C
Arthur C Clarke
D
Ray Bradbury
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5

Which pope was elected in 1414, ending the situation where there were multiple Popes?

A
Alexander V
B
Martin V
C
John XXIII
D
Boniface IX
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6

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a goat?

A
Taurus
B
Libra
C
Aries
D
Capricorn
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7

What was the occupation of Edmund Hilary, the first man (with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay) to reach the summit of Mt Everest in 1953?

A
Shepherd
B
Beekeeper
C
Grocer
D
Butcher
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