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Daily Quiz #1693

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 September 2013

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1

How many verbs are in the following sentence: "Roger told his dog not to jump on the furniture with muddy feet"?

A
2
B
None
C
1
D
3
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2

Which of these is the part of an insect's body to which the legs are attached?

A
Head
B
Abdomen
C
Thorax
D
Pupa
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3

Which of these bands did not contain siblings in the original lineup?

A
Hanson
B
Oasis
C
The Chemical Brothers
D
AC/DC
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4

The elfstedentocht, or 11 cities tour on ice, is held in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands at irregular gaps, though never more than once a year, and is anticipated by amateur and professional skaters alike. What determines when it is held?

A
Weather in the North Sea
B
The ice must be at least 20 cm thick for at least 150 km of the course
C
The dates of other international skating events
D
The ice must be, and remain, at least 15 cm thick along the entire almost 200 km course
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5

Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young artillery officer of Alsatian-Jewish descent, was convicted in France in 1894 and again in 1899 of treason. Evidence against whom, the real culprit, surfaced by 1896 but was suppressed and only given weight to exonerate him in 1906 after a prolonged public campaign?

A
Herbert von Bismarck
B
Emile Zola
C
Lieutenant-Colonel Jean Sandherr
D
Major Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy
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6

Which of these was the last to win an Oscar for Best Picture?

A
The Godfather
B
Out of Africa
C
Braveheart
D
Tom Jones
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7

Which country has borders with Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the People's Republic of China?

A
Afghanistan
B
Turkey
C
Georgia
D
Tibet
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