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Daily Quiz #1924

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 April 2014

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Which of these is an American investigative journalist and author of several best-selling unauthorised "poison pen" biographies of celebrities and politicians, including Jacqueline Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the British Royal Family and "the Bush Dynasty"?

A
Andrew Morton
B
Oprah Winfrey
C
Kitty Kelley
D
Christopher Hampton
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2

In 1961, the office of the Postmaster General of Australia introduced which emergency telephone number in major population centres and, near the end of the 1980s, extended the coverage nationwide?

A
999
B
000
C
911
D
111
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3

Who created the comic strip "Doonesbury"?

A
Brant Parker and Johnny Hart
B
Gary Larson
C
Jim Davis
D
Garry Trudeau
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4

What flower is the English rugby team emblem?

A
Rose
B
Lily
C
Nasturtium
D
Thistle
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5

Which of these is a contagious disease, an upper respiratory tract illness characterised by sore throat, low fever, and an adherent membrane on the tonsils, pharynx, and/or nasal cavity, once common, that has largely been eradicated in industrialised nations through widespread vaccination?

A
Quinsy
B
Epilepsy
C
Diphtheria
D
Tonsillitis
Select from the options above.
6

What are "crocodile tears"?

A
Early morning dew drops from daffodils
B
Insincere expressions of sorrow
C
A common discharge from pigs' ears
D
Very light rain
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7

The English parliament met for the first time under that name in which century?

A
17th
B
16th
C
13th
D
12th
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