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Daily Quiz #1349

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 September 2012

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1

Which of these US states is the largest?

A
Florida
B
California
C
Alaska
D
Rhode Island
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2

Who said "Pressure, I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmidt up your backside. Playing cricket is not"?

A
Shane Warne
B
Don Bradman
C
Kerry Packer
D
Keith Miller
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3

Why is the scarlet pimpernel, a low-growing annual plant found in Europe, Asia and North America, known as 'the poor man's barometer' and 'the poor man's weatherglass'?

A
The petals fall off when it rains
B
The flowers close when atmospheric pressure decreases and bad weather is approaching
C
The seeds rattle in the slightest wind
D
The flowers only open when 8 hours of daylight is expected
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4

Which country held its bicentennial celebrations in 1976?

A
Australia
B
India
C
USA
D
Malaysia
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5

Who wrote the books "Fourplay" (published in 2001), "The Ex Files" (2003), "dot.homme" (2004), "Second Wives Club" (2005) and "Love @ First Site" (2005)?

A
Patricia Cornwell
B
Jane Moore
C
Sara Paretsky
D
Hannah Wolfe
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6

Only certain cheeses can be called "Stilton"; one of the factors is in which English counties it is made. Which of these is NOT one of them?

A
Staffordshire
B
Derbyshire
C
Nottinghamshire
D
Leicestershire
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7

What was the occupation of the character called Ross Geller in the TV series "Friends"?

A
Guitarist
B
Actor
C
Advertising executive
D
Palaeontologist
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