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Daily Quiz #2013

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 July 2014

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1

The name Gurlitt became widely associated in 2013 in the world press with what?

A
Solo round-the-world yacht trip
B
Base jumping
C
Nazi-era paintings
D
Winning the TV contest American Idol
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2

Which country does not currently have a sultan as its political and/or religious head of state?

A
Morocco
B
Brunei
C
Sulu
D
Oman
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3

Which letter is unique to the Icelandic alphabet?

A
ý (ypsilon í)
B
ð (eth)
C
þ (thorn)
D
æ (ai)
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4

Who, styling himself "Witch-Finder General" conducted witch-hunts mainly in the counties of Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and occasionally in other eastern counties of England during the English Civil War?

A
Perkin Warbeck
B
Matthew Hopkins
C
Jethro Tull
D
Anthony Wedgwood Benn
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5

What type of play did William Shakespeare never write?

A
Histories
B
Kitchen sink drama
C
Tragedies
D
Comedies
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6

A popular myth which has been debunked by sports historians is that Abner Doubleday, a Union officer in the American Civil War, invented which sport?

A
Basketball
B
Ice hockey
C
Baseball
D
American football
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7

Where, apart from Australia, are monotremes found?

A
Solomon Islands
B
New Zealand
C
New Guinea
D
Indonesia
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