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Daily Quiz #981

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 September 2011

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1

An ombrophobe or ombrophobous plant cannot withstand much what?

A
Insect infestation
B
Sunlight
C
Fertiliser
D
Rain
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2

"Silly mid on" and "gully" are positions in which sport?

A
Baseball
B
Netball
C
Cricket
D
Polo
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3

What was the largest cruise liner ever constructed when it was completed in 2003?

A
Queen Victoria
B
Queen Elizabeth II
C
Queen Anne II
D
Queen Mary II
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4

What is the first name of the Canadian singer whose last name is Dion?

A
Céline
B
Cheryl
C
Mariah
D
Tori
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5

What is an annual holiday in some parts of the world, celebrated on 31 October, that has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints?

A
Ramadan
B
Easter
C
Halloween
D
Hannukah
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6

Which construction, designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947, that stands 630 feet (192 m) tall and is 630 feet (192 m) wide at its base, is called "the tallest monument in the USA"?

A
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
B
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
C
The Gateway Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri,
D
The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
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7

Who is the boss of the fictional Inspector Clouseau of the French Sûreté in the "Pink Panther" series of films?

A
Chief Inspector Dreyfus
B
Inspector Morse
C
Detective Inspector Wexford
D
Superintendent Jack Meadows
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