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Daily Quiz #1907

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 April 2014

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1

In rugby union, what is the name of the set play whereby eight members of each team pack together and attempt to heel the ball backwards?

A
Touchdown
B
Melee
C
Lineout
D
Scrum
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2

Which point on the African coast stands most closely to the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea?

A
Casablanca
B
Tangier
C
Cape Spartel
D
Algiers
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3

He was the fourth of 6 children and the oldest surviving, was a choir singer, a painter, a writer, an admirer of Martin Luther, a decorated soldier and a politician. Who was he?

A
Pope Francis 1
B
Claude Monet
C
Niccolò Machiavelli
D
Adolf Hitler
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4

What 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma, scripted by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana, is based on Howard Hawks's 1932 biopic of Al Capone?

A
Public Enemy
B
Scarface
C
Once Upon A Time in Chicago
D
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
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5

Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess of nature and mother of the earth, Demeter?

A
Ops
B
Vesta
C
Ceres
D
Proserpina
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6

Syntax is the study of the underlying principles and the ways of what?

A
How words are used
B
How finance systems function
C
How a sentence is put together
D
How language changes
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7

What are Boron, Silicon, Germanium, Arsenic and Antimony?

A
Metals
B
Metalloids
C
Halogens
D
Inert gases
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