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Daily Quiz #1726

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 October 2013

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1

Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan border what area?

A
The Black Sea
B
Gaza Strip
C
Mediterranean Sea
D
The Red Sea
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2

In 2001, who began a relationship with director Tim Burton with whom she has two children: Billy (born 2003) and Nell (born 2007)?

A
Helena Bonham Carter
B
Susan Sarandon
C
Julia Roberts
D
Sigourney Weaver
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3

The iris takes it name from the Greek word meaning what?

A
Delicate
B
Opening
C
Rainbow
D
Blue
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4

Which of these is a tragic heroine in Greek mythology?

A
Flora
B
Demeter
C
Ydun
D
Deirdre of the Sorrows
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5

Who play the two lead characters in the UK TV 2010 series Sherlock?

A
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
B
Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
C
Alan Davies, Mark Watson
D
Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
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6

Why did teenager Ding Jinhao briefly become well-known in 2013?

A
He became the youngest person to climb Mt Everest up to that time
B
He scrawled "Ding Jinhao was here" on the wall of an ancient Egyptian temple
C
He created a video game which went viral and scored 2 billion hits in the first week
D
He won the local equivalent of "America's Got Talent"
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7

Which English cricketer scored a century in his test match debut in 2006?

A
James Anderson
B
Paul Collingwood
C
Ian Blackwell
D
Alastair Cook
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