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Daily Quiz #2265

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 April 2015

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1

Which city held the 2012 Summer Olympics, making it the first city to host the Games three times?

A
Los Angeles
B
London
C
Paris
D
Helsinki
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2

Where would you expect to find "dudeln"?

A
Swimming in a lake
B
Growing in a garden
C
Hanging in a clothes shop
D
Heard in a bar or similar enclosed space
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3

Mandalay, once the royal city of Burma and now with a population 30 to 40% Chinese, is sited by which river?

A
Mekong
B
Yangon
C
Salween
D
Irawaddy
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4

The botanist who discovered the plant in 1769 named it bougainvillea for what reason?

A
There were no other plants with that name
B
His name was Bougainville
C
He discovered it in the settlement of Bougainville
D
He was sailing on a ship commanded by Admiral Louis de Bougainville
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5

Since 2010 what is played at the Commonwealth Games when an anthem for an English athlete is needed?

A
Jerusalem
B
God Save the Queen
C
Land of Hope and Glory
D
Zadok the Priest
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6

Erik the Red from Norway founded the first successful Norse settlement on Greenland, and then his son Leif continued the tradition of exploring west and landed where?

A
Iceland
B
Russia
C
North America
D
Scotland
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7

Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler are known for their work in what area?

A
Film directors
B
Detective fiction
C
Marine engineering
D
Opera
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