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Daily Quiz #1787

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 December 2013

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1

How did Puerto Rico become a US possession?

A
A decision by the United Nations in 1946
B
A popular vote in 1953 that was 75% in favour of the USA taking over
C
It was ceded by Spain in 1898 after the Spanish-American War
D
A decision by the League of Nations in 1934
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2

What element has the symbol "P"?

A
Phosphorus
B
Potassium
C
Platinum
D
Lead
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3

What is a dish that originated in 19th-century Russia, of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream?

A
Beef Stroganoff
B
Veal Molotov
C
Veal Kalashnikov
D
Beef Romanov
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4

Which autonomous region within the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a 33-kilometre (21 mile) long island with a land area of 193 km2 (75 sq miles) in the southern Caribbean Sea?

A
Altamira
B
Cuba
C
Arriba
D
Aruba
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5

What Canadian-born British newspaper proprietor was granted a peerage in 1917, was the first Minister of Information responsible for allied propaganda in allied and neutral countries in 1918 and, during World War II, was Minister of Aircraft Production and Minister of Supply?

A
Sir Thomas Beecham
B
Dr Richard Beeching
C
Lord Beaverbrook
D
Daniel Barenboim
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6

Ornette Coleman, Louis Armstrong and Charles Mingus are associated with what style of music?

A
Jazz
B
Country
C
Heavy metal
D
Opera
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7

Which cricketer scored 158 runs in 2005 to secure the ashes for England?

A
Ricky Ponting
B
Kevin Pietersen
C
Stephen Fleming
D
Glenn McGrath
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