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Daily Quiz #2032

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 August 2014

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1

The International date line passes through which of these?

A
Tasman Sea
B
Torres Strait
C
Cook Strait
D
Bering Strait
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2

Usain Bolt is what type of athlete?

A
Sprinter
B
Synchronised swimmer
C
Boxer
D
High Jumper
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3

The Book of Mormon, central book of the Mormon faith developed in the 1820s, was published in Palmyra, New York, on what date?

A
July 1 1844
B
January 1 1825
C
September 22 1840
D
March 26 1830
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4

Sir Richard Burton, English explorer, geographer, diplomat, soldier and general modern Renaissance man, was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika but was also known for his enduring translation of what?

A
Homer's Iliad
B
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
C
The Thousand Nights and One Night
D
The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi
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5

The theatres for which war included Odessa, Yevpatoriya, Sevastopol, Balaklava, Inkerman, and Kinburn?

A
The Wars of the Roses
B
American Civil War
C
Crimean War
D
The Boer War
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6

Judi Dench won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actressfor playing which character in the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love"?

A
Ophelia
B
Queen Elizabeth I
C
Viola de Lesseps
D
The Duchess of Malfi
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7

What is disposophobia?

A
Compulsive hoarding of unnecessary possessions
B
Fear of plastic bags
C
A fear of losing possessions
D
Fear of paper towels
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