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Daily Quiz #1612

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 June 2013

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1

What do loxodromes contribute to?

A
Map drawing
B
Study of spiral galaxies
C
Understanding of hurricanes
D
Sundials
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2

In what year was soccer's last World Cup of the 20th century held?

A
1998
B
1999
C
2000
D
1997
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3

Which is the highest military decoration awarded by the USA?

A
Medal of Honour
B
Distinguished Service Medal
C
Purple Heart
D
Distinguished Service Cross
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4

Who popularised the phrase "The buck stops here"?

A
Mao Zedong
B
Harry S Truman
C
Richard Nixon
D
Josef Stalin
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5

Who was the first British monarch to make a Christmas broadcast to the nation?

A
George I
B
George V
C
George IV
D
George III
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6

According to William Congreve's play "The Mourning Bride" (1697) what "has charms to soothe a savage breast"?

A
Jewellery
B
Music
C
Poetry
D
A singalong around the piano
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7

The Fox Islands, Islands of Four Mountains, Andreanof Islands, Rat Islands, Buldir Island, Commander Islands and Near Islands are all part of which island chain?

A
Tonga
B
Fiji
C
Aleutians
D
Chathams
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