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Daily Quiz #1007

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 October 2011

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1

According to the Edward Lear, before "they danced by the light of the moon", the Owl and the Pussycat "dined on mince, and slices of quince". What did they eat with?

A
A runcible spoon
B
A munchible fork
C
An invisible knife
D
A risible ladle
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2

Who played the title role in the 2006 film "The Queen"?

A
Helen Mirren
B
Judi Dench
C
Maggie Smith
D
Diana Rigg
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3

In which of these sports does game-play centre around innings where teams alternate at batting and fielding (with a maximum of nine players fielding at one time) with points scored by the batting team completing a circuit around the field through four bases or posts without being put 'out'?

A
Rounders
B
Cricket
C
Bowls
D
Luge
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4

Which of these is a flightless bird?

A
Cassandra
B
Cassowary
C
Casserole
D
Comrade
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5

Which of these is a principality?

A
Bulgaria
B
Asturias
C
Algeria
D
Scotland
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6

What was the name given to people who went to California to join in the goldrush in the mid 19th century?

A
Carpetbaggers
B
49ers
C
Blade runners
D
Huguenots
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7

Who painted the famous paintings known as "Children at the Beach at Guernsey", "Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette", "The Swing" and "The Theater Box"?

A
C├ęzanne
B
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
C
Renoir
D
Thomas Gainsborough
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