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Daily Quiz #1738

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 October 2013

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1

In 1822 Brazil declared its independence from what European power?

A
England
B
France
C
Portugal
D
Italy
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2

What is the former name of the area that is now called Belize?

A
Heligoland
B
The British Honduras
C
Southern Rhodesia
D
Minorca
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3

Ludwig Leichhardt was a Prussian naturalist and explorer explorer of what area between 1842 and 1848?

A
South Pacific
B
Central Africa
C
China
D
Northern and central Australia
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4

What did Jim Henson create?

A
Muppets
B
Teletubbies
C
Wombles
D
Beatles
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5

When did India first participate in the modern Olympic Games?

A
2000
B
1948
C
1900
D
1984
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6

In anatomy, what word refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin?

A
Heterochromia
B
Dysrhythmia
C
Sturge-Weber syndrome
D
Piebaldism
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7

If you were to describe horse racing as "the turf", what figure of speech would you be using?

A
Metonymy
B
Synecdoche
C
Litotes
D
Paraphrase
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