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Daily Quiz #1288

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 July 2012

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1

What city is at the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway?

A
Beijing
B
Vladivostok
C
Hong Kong
D
Seoul
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2

What genre did Howard L. Chace, a professor of French, use when he wrote "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut", the story of Little Red Riding Hood written using English words (but never the correct ones) to demonstrate that the intonation of spoken English is almost as important to the meaning as the words themselves?

A
Carcinogenic evolution
B
Telephonic substitution
C
Homophonic transformation
D
Telegraphic reconstruction
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3

Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?

A
William IV
B
Harold II
C
George VI
D
Charles I
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4

Mandy Rice-Davies, Christine Keeler and Stephen Ward all became infamous in the UK for their part in what event in the 1960s?

A
The Bay of Pigs Incident
B
The Mystery of Lord Lucan
C
"The Cambridge Five"
D
The Profumo Affair
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5

According to the saying, what "wasn't built in a day"?

A
Rome
B
The Eiffel Tower
C
Titanic
D
Parliament
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6

What items are in lots of 52 as standard, each with a unique combination of numbers and symbols?

A
Birthday cards
B
Credit cards
C
Score cards
D
Playing cards
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7

What is a young pigeon called?

A
Squab
B
Banquette
C
Divan
D
Pouffe
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