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Daily Quiz #1867

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 February 2014

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1

The Republic of Biafra (1967 -70) took its name from what?

A
It was thought to be on a latitude which bisects Africa
B
The Bight of Biafra, which adjoined it
C
Its borders were drawn by Africans rather than colonial powers
D
It was an acronym for Brothers in Arms for Reclaiming Africa
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2

Usually, how many feet should one stand away from an eye chart?

A
5
B
15
C
10
D
20
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3

Henry Croft, an orphan street sweeper who collected money for charity, is associated with what organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England?

A
St Vincent de Paul Society
B
Oxfam
C
Pearly Kings and Queens
D
Dr Barnados Homes
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4

Jarlsberg cheese comes from which country?

A
Switzerland
B
Norway
C
France
D
Greece
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5

The Gunpowder Plot, planned for 5 November 1605, was an attempt by a group of Catholics to blow up the English parliament and which monarch?

A
Henry VIII
B
James I
C
William I (William the conqueror)
D
Victoria
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6

In "The Merchant of Venice", what is demanded by Shylock?

A
100 guineas
B
A pound of flesh
C
A slave girl
D
A severed head
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7

The first three rounds of the 2009/2010 season for which world championship were cancelled, so that the first round was not held until 2010?

A
Tennis
B
A1GP
C
Rugby Sevens
D
American Football
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