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Daily Quiz #2023

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 August 2014

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1

When was the Sûreté, initially the criminal investigative bureau of the Paris police, founded?

A
1880
B
1827
C
1829
D
1812
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2

Who has the line "Is this a dagger which I see before me" in a Shakespearean play?

A
Othello
B
Portia
C
Juliet
D
Macbeth
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3

Behourd, quintain, mêlée, and hastilude are terms relating to what?

A
Embroidery of murals commemorating famous battles
B
Archery contests
C
A mediaeval religious ritual in Macedonia
D
Martial games
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4

When the Chinese Nationalist Party lost the civil war to the Communist Party in 1949, it relocated to which island and established Taipei as the Republic Of China's provisional capital?

A
Myanmar
B
South Korea
C
Taiwan
D
Thailand
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5

When SARS was discovered in 2003 it was only the third human coronavirus known, but by the end of 2012 a further three had been identified the last now known as MERS; what coronavirus is MERS most closely related to?

A
One found in bats
B
SARS
C
New Haven
D
One found in the civet
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6

Robert de Vere was an advisor and companion to which English king?

A
William I
B
Henry IV
C
Richard II
D
Edward VII
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7

The Himalayas and Tien Shan, or Tian Shan, lie north and south of which other major mountain range?

A
The Hindu Kush
B
The Pamir Mountains
C
The Kyrgiz
D
The Kunlun Mountains
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