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Daily Quiz #1826

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 January 2014

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1

After winning the silver in equestrian dressage 1932 Summer Olympics, why was Swedish rider Bertil Sandström demoted to last?

A
Months later, his horse tested positive for fluphenazine and zuclophenthixol
B
His blood tests indicated the use of darbepoetin
C
Clicking to his horse to encourage it.
D
Swearing at the judges during the competition
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2

Why did the British parliament pass Acts such as the Dress Act (1746), the Act of Proscription (1746), and the Heritable Jurisdictions Act (1746)?

A
To improve the moral tenor of society
B
To destroy the Scottish clan system
C
To regulate commercial transactions
D
To restore the authority of parliament over the king
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3

The oldest commercial TV network in the UK is named what?

A
UTV
B
ITV
C
ITV plc
D
Channel 3
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4

What plant, a bushy herb of the mint family, has a heavy, strong scent, and has been used for centuries in perfumes?

A
Atalie
B
Kalgoorlie
C
Patchouli
D
Fettuccine
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5

Which of these types of music did not originate in the Caribbean?

A
Calypso
B
Flamenco
C
Ska
D
Reggae
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6

Hudson Bay, Canada, is directly north of which other bodies of water?

A
Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika
B
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Labrador Sea
C
The Great Lakes
D
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea
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7

Who was the only Prime Minister of Great Britain born outside the British Isles?

A
Stanley Baldwin
B
Andrew Bonar Law
C
Herbert Asquith
D
David Lloyd George
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