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Daily Quiz #1765

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2013

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1

Traditionally, what is used to coat Edam cheese?

A
Sugar
B
Oil
C
Wax
D
Molasses
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2

The head of state of the Isle of Man, which is a Crown dependency and not part of the United Kingdom, is Queen Elizabeth II. She rules there because she holds what title?

A
Laird of Ireland
B
Lord of Mann
C
Duchess of Malfi
D
Defender of the Faith
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3

Which of these was a French writer who is known especially for his first published novel, "Madame Bovary" (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style?

A
Gérard Depardieu
B
Charles de Gaulle
C
Gustave Flaubert
D
Edgar Dégas
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4

Who were the two contenders for the America's Cup in yachting in 2013?

A
New Zealand and Italy
B
USA and New Zealand
C
USA and Switzerland
D
Italy and Switzerland
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5

In which British TV series did the lead character refer to his wife as "she who must be obeyed"?

A
To The Manor Born
B
Minder
C
The Good Life
D
Rumpole of the Bailey
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6

Which of these is a mythical monster that possessed a deadly touch to plants and an evil eye that killed humans and animals?

A
Medusa
B
Harpy
C
Cockatrice
D
Grendl
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7

What term is applied to the selective breeding of people?

A
Eurythmics
B
Eugenics
C
Endemics
D
Eclectics
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