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Daily Quiz #1825

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 January 2014

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1

The word "ternary" refers to what?

A
The number 3
B
Birds
C
Queueing Theory
D
Agriculture
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2

What is the last US federal holiday in a calendar year?

A
Memorial Day
B
Thanksgiving
C
Independence Day
D
Christmas Day
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3

Which 18th century Italian adventurer was imprisoned in Venice, escaped and managed state lotteries in Paris, then travelled to England Poland and Spain before retiring in Bohemia?

A
Giovanni Jacobo Casanova
B
Marco Polo
C
Sebastian Cabot
D
Christopher Columbus
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4

In 2009 Iceland underwent its greatest emigrations since 1887, as a result of what?

A
All three major banks collapsed and the country teetered on bankruptcy
B
The cod harvests failed
C
A targetted immigration marketing campaign by Russia
D
An excess of volcanic eruptions
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5

Tolstoy's book "War and Peace" is set when?

A
100 Year's War
B
World War I
C
Crimean War
D
Napoleonic Wars
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6

G. H. Armauer Hansen discovered the cause of what disease in 1873?

A
Schizophrenia
B
Arthritis
C
Leprosy
D
Tuberculosis
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7

What is Little Brown Jug?

A
An annual harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbred horses
B
A three year aged 12% barley wine
C
Jug in the shape of Henry Elwes, aka Toby Fillpot, played with buzzed lips as a musical instrument
D
Mad 30's image of Alfred E. Neuman
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