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Daily Quiz #1202

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 May 2012

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1

The book publishing firm Virago Press is distinctive because it publishes what works?

A
Folk tales and legends only
B
English classics only
C
In foreign languages only
D
By women only
Select from the options above.
2

Which poison is also an element on the periodic table?

A
Cyanide
B
Strychnine
C
Hemlock
D
Arsenic
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these is a town in Ireland that is famous for the manufacture of crystal glass?

A
Delft
B
Chippendale
C
Honiton
D
Waterford
Select from the options above.
4

Who won the 2008 F A Cup?

A
Chelsea
B
Portsmouth
C
Manchester City
D
Cardiff City
Select from the options above.
5

Who first popularised the story of Dr Faustus in England?

A
Charles Gounod
B
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
C
Thomas Mann
D
Christopher Marlowe
Select from the options above.
6

What phrase means means "a death blow intended to end the suffering of a wounded creature", literally "blow of mercy"?

A
Rigor mortis
B
Sotto voce
C
Coup de grace
D
Estocada
Select from the options above.
7

The wreck of which warship, one of the largest in the English navy of King Henry VIII in the first half of the 16th century, was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in October 1982?

A
Andrea Doria
B
Marie Celeste
C
Mary Rose
D
Queen Elizabeth I
Select from the options above.
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