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Daily Quiz #1815

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 January 2014

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Which Noble Order of Knighthood, whose motto is "honi soit qui mal y pense" was founded in 1348 in England by King Edward III?

A
Order of the Garter
B
Order of the Bath
C
Order of the Thistle
D
Order of the British Empire
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2

In which of these sports would you encounter a "baulk line"?

A
Bowls
B
Billiards
C
Darts
D
Table tennis
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3

When his Late String Quartets were first performed in the 1820s, listeners described them variously as "indecipherable, uncorrected horrors" and "we know there is something there, but we do not know what it is". Who was the composer?

A
Carl Czerny
B
Franz Schubert
C
Ludwig van Beethoven
D
Franz Liszt
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4

What is a jury said to do when it leaves the courtroom to consider a verdict?

A
Retire
B
Resign
C
Realign
D
Respire
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5

The Great Fire of London in 1666 happened when which King was on the British throne?

A
William II
B
Charles II
C
Henry II
D
Elizabeth II
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6

What robe is part of Japanese traditional costume?

A
Kimono
B
Limpopo
C
Lesotho
D
Kimsmith
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7

Which of Galileo's achievements brought him into conflict with the church, resulting in his being confined to his house for the last years of his life?

A
He attempted to measure the speed of light
B
He invented the thermometer
C
He said that the Copernican view of the universe was correct
D
He attempted to measure the weight of air
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