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Daily Quiz #1999

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 July 2014

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1

The character of "Flashman" first appeared in which book?

A
Tom Brown's Schooldays
B
Blackadder Goes Forth
C
The Lord of the Flies
D
Nineteen Eighty-Four
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2

In biology what are Retzius lines?

A
Seam lines on the cranium
B
Growth lines or bands in tooth enamel
C
Fine muscles directly in front of the urinary bladder
D
Veins alongside the abdominal walls
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3

Which team won the gold medal in the women’s cycling team pursuit at the UCI World Cup in Beijing, 2009, setting the second fastest time in the world for the 3,000m?

A
Great Britain
B
New Zealand
C
China
D
Russia
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4

What is one of the main ingredients of marzipan, besides egg whites and sugar?

A
Ground almonds
B
Mashed potatoes
C
Sliced onions
D
Marinated fish
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5

The oldest still operating national parliament in Europe governs which country?

A
Leon
B
Poland
C
England
D
Iceland
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6

Who was King of England when Daniel Defoe published "Robinson Crusoe" and Jonathan Swift published "Gulliver's Travels"?

A
George III
B
George II
C
George I
D
George IV
Select from the options above.
7

Where is the Strait of Belle Isle?

A
Between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
B
Between mainland Labrador and the island of Newfoundland
C
Between mainland France and the island of Jersey
D
Between Sardinia and Corsica
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