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Daily Quiz #1742

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 October 2013

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Which country is divided into thirteen administrative districts (Lautém, Baucau, Viqueque, Manatuto, Dili, Aileu, Manufahi, Liquiçá, Ermera, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Cova Lima and Oecusse Ambeno), one of which is separated from the rest by part of Indonesia?

A
Vietnam
B
Thailand
C
Singapore
D
East Timor
Select from the options above.
2

What ballroom dance, recognised by the World Dance Council in the category of "International Latin", comes from Brazil?

A
Tango
B
Samba
C
Reggae
D
Flamenco
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, A C Milan and England?

A
Rory McIlroy
B
David Beckham
C
Roger Federer
D
Magic Johnson
Select from the options above.
4

What was the name of the operation whereby 1,373 U.S. citizens and 5,595 Vietnamese and foreign nationals were evacuated from the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon on 29 and 30 April 1975?

A
Operation Frequent Wind
B
Operation Torch
C
Operation Market Garden
D
Operation Crossbow
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5

Who was "the maid of Orleans"?

A
Jane Birkin
B
Marie Curie
C
Simone de Beauvoir
D
Joan of Arc
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6

The plot of which play by William Shakespeare, whereby the King of Sicilia becomes convinced that his wife and his childhood friend have committed adultery and borne a daughter, was taken from Robert Greene's "Pandosto" (1588), but given a happy ending?

A
Troilus and Cressida
B
Love's Labours Lost
C
The Winter's Tale
D
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is a source of the anti-blood clotting material called hirudin?

A
Leech
B
Snail
C
Ant
D
Rose
Select from the options above.
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