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Daily Quiz #1913

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 April 2014

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1

What record did Clint Eastwood set when he received the Academy Award for Best Director, for "Million Dollar Baby" in 2004?

A
He had received it the most times
B
He was the oldest to receive it
C
He was the first to receive it posthumously
D
This was the longest time between 2 awards to the same director
Select from the options above.
2

At which Winter Olympics was artificial snow first used?

A
Calgary, 1988
B
Grenoble, 1968
C
Lake Placid, 1980
D
Innsbruck, 1976
Select from the options above.
3

What, according to Greek legend, was built at Cnossos, Crete, by Daedalus?

A
Labyrinth
B
Parthenon
C
Coliseum
D
Hippodrome
Select from the options above.
4

What is an "echidna"?

A
Executioner
B
Spiny anteater
C
A Welsh sheepbreed
D
A German-made rifle
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5

What is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC, which is classically depicted as a goat's horn filled with fruits and flowers?

A
Alms
B
Amphora
C
Cornucopia
D
Manna
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is the name of part of Ethiopia which became independent In 1993?

A
Aberfan
B
Eritrea
C
Abysinnia
D
Aberystwyth
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7

What links French dramatist Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) and actor Charlton Heston (1923-2008)?

A
Julius Caesar
B
Ben Hur
C
El Cid
D
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
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