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Daily Quiz #1050

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 December 2011

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1

Which of these is wine?

A
Clarion
B
Claret
C
Carrion
D
Claxon
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2

What chemical element, a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal, was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston, who named it after an asteroid ?

A
Coliseum
B
Stadium
C
Conservatorium
D
Palladium
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3

Umberto II was the last king of which country?

A
India
B
Mexico
C
Italy
D
Thailand
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4

What city has more than one hundred kilometres of canals (the main ones called Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht), which were dug in the 17th century to form concentric belts around the city, known as the grachtengordel?

A
Venice
B
Amsterdam
C
Berlin
D
Geneva
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5

In his autobiography "Life", what does Keith Richards say is his nickname for Mick Jagger?

A
Brenda
B
Shiela
C
Maggie
D
Angie
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6

Which comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Watterson, first run from 1985 to 1995, follows the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger?

A
Calvin and Hobbes
B
Doonesbury
C
The Far Side
D
Dennis the Menace
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7

What international yachting regatta organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, competed for between 3 boats for each national team, based at Cowes on the Isle of Wight off southern England, was a biennial event from 1957 to 1999?

A
The Borg-Warner Trophy
B
The America's Cup
C
The Admiral's Cup
D
The Gordon Bennet Cup
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