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Daily Quiz #1328

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 September 2012

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1

The lychee is native to which area?

A
southern China and southeast Asia
B
Syria
C
Papua New Guinea
D
Australia
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2

In French cooking, the traditional dish of, basically, pickled herring is called what?

A
Le flick
B
Douane
C
Gateau de ma tante
D
Gendarme
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3

How, it is generally agreed, did John Wilkes Booth (who assassinated Abraham Lincoln) die?

A
He was killed by soldiers in northern Virginia
B
He was hanged in Washington, D.C., on 7 July 1865
C
He was run over by a stagecoach
D
He drowned at sea while escaping to Cuba
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4

Andrea Jaeger of the US had a successful career in professional tennis, becoming World Ranked number 2, between the ages of 15 and 19, but it ended prematurely due to major shoulder injuries. What profession did she take up in 2006?

A
Chief Executive of a sports equipment retail chain
B
Advertising executive
C
Nun
D
Television newsreader
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5

What was the name of the "state" that was never officially admitted into the Union of the USA after delegates from some North Carolina counties declared independence from North Carolina in 1784, and, in 1788, went back to being part of North Carolina?

A
Pizzicato
B
Washing Day
C
Burlington Bertie
D
Franklin
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6

What name was given to a narrative poem typically sung by trouvères (medieval minstrels)?

A
Limerick
B
Round
C
Lay
D
Sonnet
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7

Burge Al Arab Hotel, built in the shape of a sail, is where? SP

A
Abu Dhabi
B
Dubai
C
Qatar
D
Saudi Arabia
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