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Daily Quiz #1513

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 March 2013

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1

Which of these is an earlier name for the game of darts?

A
Trots
B
Butts
C
Flags
D
Trugs
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2

What name was given to a series of violent events on 21 May 1979 in San Francisco, USA, sparked by the lenient sentencing (for voluntary manslaughter, the lightest possible) of Dan White for the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, which led to changes in the city's official attitude to gays?

A
Moscone riots
B
White Night riots
C
Gay Pride riots
D
Bloody Friday
Select from the options above.
3

A group of what is usually called a "parliament"?

A
Owls
B
Ravens
C
Crows
D
Rooks
Select from the options above.
4

In November 2010, China announced that it would have its first what in 2011?

A
Purpose-built rock venue
B
Drop-in centre for the unemployed
C
Public toilet
D
Aircraft carrier
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these countries is on the Balkan Peninsula?

A
Uzbekistan
B
Greece
C
Georgia
D
Israel
Select from the options above.
6

In the 18th century, Carl Linnaeus laid the foundations for what system, still in use today?

A
Measurement of earthquakes
B
Quadratic equations
C
Describing and categorising organisms
D
The periodic table of elements
Select from the options above.
7

The film The Philadelphia Story was made into which musical?

A
High Society
B
Top Hat
C
Shall We Dance
D
Singin' in the Rain
Select from the options above.
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