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Daily Quiz #1923

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 April 2014

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Why was an item at the Simbridge Wetland Centre in the UK, put under round-the-clock guard in 2013?

A
It was thought escaped convicted murderer and burglar Paul Flint might have drowned there
B
Remains of Mesolithic dwellings being excavated there were thought to contain platinum ore
C
It was the first common crane egg laid outside captivity in western Britain for 400 years
D
A plant of dwarf spike rush, extremely rare in the UK, was found growing there
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2

If you went directly south from France, which sea would you meet first?

A
Caspian
B
Mediterannean
C
Aegean
D
Tasman
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3

If something is called "tuppenny ha'penny" what is meant?

A
It is virtually worthless
B
It has an atmosphere of Victorian England
C
It is old fashioned
D
It is very cheerful
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4

Who is the ringmaster in the UK TV series "QI"?

A
Dara O'Briain
B
Stephen Fry
C
Michael McIntyre
D
Peter Cook
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5

The Scripps National Spelling Bee competition is open to contestants from USA, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Ghana, South Korea, the Bahamas and which European country?

A
Germany
B
Great Britain
C
Ireland
D
France
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6

Who was the US president when women got the vote in the USA due to the ratification of The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution?

A
Theodore Roosevelt
B
Warren G. Harding
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Woodrow Wilson
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7

What was the popular name for Bethlem (or Bethlehem) Hospital, the first home for the insane in Britain established in 1403?

A
Tower of Babel
B
Chaos
C
Mad House
D
Bedlam
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