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Daily Quiz #2046

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 August 2014

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Which tuber of the nightshade family was cultivated by the Incas, was taken to Spain from Peru in the 16th century and to Ireland from Virginia in the 16th century?

A
Yam
B
Carrot
C
Potato
D
Beetroot
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2

What was the title of George Washington’s pronouncement in 1793 that provided a basis for the USA to avoid any involvement in foreign conflicts?

A
Edict of Non-Involvement
B
Proclamation of Neutrality
C
Declaration of Isolation
D
Doctrine of Demarcation
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3

A quote from Samuel Johnson is that "when a man is tired of London he is tired of ..." what?

A
His knife
B
His wife
C
Life
D
Strife
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4

Which of these requires the least area for competition?

A
Polo ground
B
Hockey (field hockey) field
C
Ice hockey field
D
Olympic-sized swimming pool
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5

What was the name given by the press to Elizabeth Short, a US murder victim who was found murdered in Los Angeles in January 1947?

A
The Black Dahlia
B
The Scarlet Pimpernel
C
The White Rabbit
D
The Grey Mouse
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6

Which sea surrounds the island of Martinique?

A
Caribbean
B
Mediterranean
C
China
D
Black
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7

What is the first name of Capt. W E Johns's fictional flying hero, Biggles?

A
Lance
B
Algernon
C
Quentin
D
James
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