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Daily Quiz #2055

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 September 2014

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1

Which mountain chain runs along the border between France and Spain?

A
Passionfleas
B
Passthemplease
C
Pyrenees
D
Manganese
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2

What miners' oil lamp, invented in 1815, had a wire cylinder to enclose the flame, preventing the explosion of coal-gas?

A
Night Light
B
Davy Lamp
C
Black Light
D
Canary Lamp
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3

Olympe de Gouges, a French playwright and political activist , is today best known as an early feminist who demanded that French women be given the same rights as French men. How did she die?

A
Aeroplane crash
B
Burned at the stake
C
Guillotined
D
Old age
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4

In 2011 the Classic Brit Awards named who as "Artist of the Decade"?

A
Il Divo
B
Amy Winehouse
C
John Barry
D
Andrea Bocelli
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5

Where in the UK is the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum, a statue of James Cook as a boy by Nicholas Dimbleby, and a granite obelisk that marks the original site of the Cook family home?

A
Redruth, Cornwall
B
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
C
Dumbarton, Scotland
D
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
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6

In card games, what is the name for a proposal by a player to take no tricks?

A
Blind
B
Misère
C
Solo
D
One-handed
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7

What is the meaning of the Spanish word "mañana"?

A
Supermodel
B
Yellow-skinned fruit
C
Male aggression
D
The day after today
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