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Daily Quiz #1766

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 November 2013

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1

Which of these punctuation marks is not used to end a sentence?

A
Exclamation mark
B
Full stop
C
Comma
D
Question mark
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2

Which of these is the name given to a strong, cold, dry north or northwesterly wind which accelerates when it passes through the valleys of the Rhone and the Durance Rivers to the coast of the Mediterranean?

A
Mistral
B
Sirocco
C
Simoom
D
Bora
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3

What is another name for the plant known as "deadly nightshade"?

A
Foxglove
B
Belladonna
C
Gladioli
D
Beauxartes
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4

In which of these games would you hear talk of a gambit?

A
Poker
B
Squash
C
Chess
D
Surfing
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5

What was the only combat medal created in the US, and subsequently cancelled in April 2013, for a military service member who is not physically in the geographic combat zone?

A
Distinguished Warfare
B
Distinguished Service in the Military
C
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
D
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
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6

What was the first name of the playwright Williams who wrote "A Streetcar Named Desire"?

A
Arizona
B
Tennessee
C
Nevada
D
Florida
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7

What was the Musée d'Orsay in Paris used for before it was an art gallery?

A
Railway station
B
Factory
C
Cathedral
D
Palace
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