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Daily Quiz #1424

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 December 2012

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1

What is the currency used in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon?

A
Lira
B
Dinar
C
Pound
D
Riyal
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2

Nephology is the study of what?

A
Waves
B
Clouds
C
Ice
D
Volcanoes
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3

Which of these is a film musical in which Mary Tyler Moore and Julie Andrews starred together?

A
Steel Magnolias
B
9 to 5
C
Thoroughly Modern Millie
D
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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4

Traditionally, in rugby, what number appears on the jersey of the fullback?

A
9
B
1
C
8
D
15
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5

What battle, described as the last great medieval battle in the British Isles, was fought on 9 September 1513 between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, and is said to be the largest battle (in terms of numbers) fought between the two nations?

A
The Battle of Culloden
B
The Battle of Flodden
C
The Battle of Epping Forest
D
The Battle of the Bulge
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6

What is the name for partially decayed vegetable matter that is dug up and used for fuel?

A
Offal
B
Slag
C
Peat
D
Gravel
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7

The line "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" is spoken by which Shakespearean character?

A
The Earl of Gloucester in "King Lear"
B
Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
C
Macbeth in "Macbeth"
D
Portia in "The Merchant of Venice"
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