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Daily Quiz #2204

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 January 2015

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1

Which Tennessee city has the same name as the ancient Egyptian city named after King Menes?

A
Cairo
B
Memphis
C
Nubia
D
Thebes
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2

Who wrote, in 1894: "In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal a loaf of bread"?

A
Charles Dickens
B
Benjamin Franklin
C
Anatole France
D
Alfred, Baron Denning
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3

In which field would the term "chiaroscuro" usually be applied?

A
Poetry
B
Burlesque
C
Painting
D
Architecture
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4

Jock Paget, a New Zealand equestrian international competitor, was not able to compete from October 2013 to August 2014; what was the reason?

A
He had to train a new horse after his current mount died
B
He was seriously injured in a fall
C
He was accused and subsequently cleared of using a horse with a banned substance in its system
D
He took time out to star in a TV series
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5

What Indian word was used by the Portuguese for army servants and became applied by British to Asiatic seamen?

A
Dagoes
B
Lollards
C
Maroons
D
Lascars
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6

If two lemons are added to two apples what, in mathematical terms, is the result?

A
Four pieces of fruit
B
A cupful of acid
C
Two sour apples
D
Two mouldy lemons
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7

What is the meaning of the German word "Gesundheit", said after a sneeze?

A
Handkerchief
B
Health
C
Duck
D
Doctor required
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