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Daily Quiz #1217

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 May 2012

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1

Which of these ships is the largest?

A
HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
B
HMS Endeavour, used for James Cook's first Pacific voyage, 1768–71
C
The "Golden Hind", captained by Sir Francis Drake for his global circumnavigation, 1577-1580
D
RRS Discovery, used by Robert F. Scott & Ernest Shackleton on their journey to the Antarctic, 1901
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2

For which of these is white wine the basis?

A
Bloody Mary
B
Margarita
C
Spritzer
D
Piña colada
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3

In the 6th century BC, where was the empire of Cyrus the Great?

A
Indian
B
Mexico
C
Persia
D
China
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4

What continent is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean?

A
Europe
B
Asia
C
North America
D
South America
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5

Actor Omar Sharif is one of the world's leading players of which game?

A
Poker
B
Bridge
C
Chess
D
Vingt-et-un
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6

What is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, the most common form of which is a result of trauma to or infection of the joint, or age?

A
Arthritis
B
Urethritis
C
Poliomyelitis
D
Gingivitis
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7

In the comic strip "Peanuts", whose father is a barber?

A
Charlie Brown
B
Linus
C
Pig Pen
D
Schroeder
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