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Daily Quiz #2079

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 September 2014

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Birds, reptiles, amphibians and egg-laying mammals share a common feature, which is what?

A
Three middle-ear bones
B
Interclavicle
C
Cloaca
D
Endothermy
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2

In 1660, John Milton's books were burned in London because of his attacks on whom?

A
John Keats
B
Charles II
C
Oliver Cromwell
D
James II
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3

Which organisation was formed in 1976 by Fred Hemmings to put together an annual tour of 12 events around the world with a points system for event placings to decide a champion?

A
Formula One Constructors Association
B
International Professional Surfing (IPS) organisation
C
Wimbledon Tennis Club
D
Marylebone Cricket Club
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4

Which city is generally accepted as the birthplace of Grunge, a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s?

A
Seattle
B
Memphis
C
New Orleans
D
Detroit
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5

When did the use of sugar make its way from Asia and the Middle East into Western recipes?

A
7th century
B
15th century
C
Early 12th century
D
5th century
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6

The Persian Gulf runs between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the south and what country to the north?

A
Siam (now Thailand)
B
Persia (now Iran)
C
Burma (Myanmar)
D
Tonkin
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7

What is an alternative name for Whit Sunday the time when, according to Christian tradition, the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles?

A
Palm Sunday
B
Advent
C
Pentecost
D
Michaelmas Day
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