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Daily Quiz #2279

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 April 2015

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1

How do the strings in a spinet sit in relation to the keyboard?

A
At an angle of 30 degrees
B
Parallel
C
Right angles
D
Vertical
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2

Who was the nephew of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and heir to the throne, who renounced his children’s right to succession in order to make a morganatic marriage with Countess Sophie Chotek and was assassinated with her in Bosnia in 1914?

A
Otto Ferdinand
B
Franz Karl
C
Otto Joseph
D
Franz Ferdinand
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3

Clematis vitalba, a plant of the Ranunculaceae family, is also known as Traveller's Joy and what other name?

A
Friar's Ivy
B
Wandering William
C
Old man's beard
D
The Princess Vine
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4

The Wallace Line in Indonesia, characterised by particularly deep water e.g. between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi, is also characterised by what?

A
Difference in fauna either side of the line
B
Concentrated manta ray population
C
Volcanic activity
D
Turbulent wave action
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5

Where were the Commonwealth Games held in 2014?

A
London, UK
B
New Delhi, India
C
Glasgow, Scotland
D
Sydney, Australia
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6

Based on a UK political drama TV series of the same name, the US version featuring the actor Kevin Spacey is called "House..." what?

A
Of Cards
B
Of the Rising Sun
C
On the Hill
D
Of Ill Repute
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7

Which monarch presided in Great Britain over the time of the French Revolution, Britain's loss of its American colonies, and two decisive defeats of the French?

A
Elizabeth I
B
George III
C
Victoria
D
Old King Cole
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