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Daily Quiz #990

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 October 2011

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What area was claimed as a colony by the German Empire in the late 19th century, became a League of Nations mandate administered by Australia, New Zealand and the UK after World War I, was occupied by Japanese troops during World War II, and became a trusteeship until it was declared independent in 1968?

A
Fiji
B
Nauru
C
New Caledonia
D
Western Samoa
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2

Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein and Graham Kerr are all associated with what activity?

A
Show jumping
B
Cooking
C
Architecture
D
Motor cycle racing
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3

What are the first names of Torville and Dean, who were the highest ever scoring figure skaters for a single programme at the 1984 Winter Olympics?

A
Molly and Bob
B
Emily and James
C
Genevieve and Tristan
D
Jayne and Christopher
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4

What people traditionally dance a hornpipe?

A
Dental hygenists
B
Sailors
C
Hairdressers
D
Car salesmen
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5

Which tree produces red fruits called "haws"?

A
Rowan
B
Willow
C
Acacia
D
May
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6

The capital of Brazil was moved from Rio de Janeiro to the purpose-built capital city of Brasilia in what year?

A
1960
B
1800
C
1927
D
1945
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7

"Dae Jang Geum" (2003), an internationally telecast TV series from South Korean TV channel MBC (entitled "Jewel in the Palace" in English-speaking countries) and loosely based on the Annals of Joseon Dynasty of Korea, focuses on a character with what occupation?

A
Witch
B
Geisha
C
Physician
D
Courtesan
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