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Daily Quiz #1914

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 April 2014

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1

In 1822 Brazil declared its independence from what European power?

A
England
B
France
C
Portugal
D
Italy
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2

In 2009 three women - an Australian, a Norwegian and a Venezuelan - created a record for the Venezuelan at Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, doing what?

A
Picnicking
B
BASE jumping
C
Flyfishing for salmon
D
Taking water samples for testing
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3

Who was found guilty by the High Court of Admiralty, London, on five counts of piracy and for the murder of William Moore, was hanged on May 23, 1701, at 'Execution Dock', Wapping, London?

A
Edward Jordan
B
William Kidd
C
Magister Wigbold
D
William Fly
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4

What cartoon character is depicted as having superhuman strength, originally, in 1929, gained by rubbing the head of the rare Whiffle Hen, and, from 1932, by eating spinach?

A
Andy Capp
B
Popeye
C
Jiggs
D
Rockford
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5

Where is "Drake's Passage"?

A
Between Japan and China
B
Between Singapore and the Asian mainland
C
Between South America & Antarctica
D
Between Russia and Alaska
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6

What are "portobellos"?

A
Leeks
B
Mushrooms
C
Potatoes
D
Apples
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7

What type of creature can be called earth, round, flat, butt, arrow, jaw, horsehair, ribbon, velvet, horseshoe, peanut and tape?

A
Worm
B
Cricket
C
Beetle
D
Fly
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