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Daily Quiz #2299

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 May 2015

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1

Canis Major is also known as what?

A
The Horsehead Nebula
B
Betelgeuse
C
Regella
D
The Dog Star
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2

In 1985, Barbara Dickson released "I Know Him So Well" from the musical Chess, which remains the biggest-selling record by a female duo, with what other singer?

A
Dolly Parton
B
Barbara Streisand
C
Elaine Paige
D
Shirley Bassey
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3

Who was the first soccer player to win 100 caps for England?

A
Billy Wright
B
Bobby Charlton
C
George Best
D
Bobby Moore
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4

The Bering Sea is named after what or whom?

A
Vitus Bering, a Danish navigator in Russian service, the first European to explore it
B
A misspelling of "bear", after the large colony of bears who lived on the Alaskan shores
C
A experimental bee farm on its islands, which failed because of difficulties with climate
D
To distinguish it from Barents Sea
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5

In 2014 and 2015 Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo were, sadly, linked by what?

A
Mourning for air crash victims
B
An epidemic of infections from the Ebola virus
C
The bottom's falling out of the futures market
D
Prolonged and major forest fires
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6

What fully-fledged fictional language, which has a number of typologically uncommon features, was deliberately designed to be "non-human" by Marc Okrand?

A
Klingon
B
Lapine
C
Qenya
D
Newspeak
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7

What in the UK is referred to as "grilling" is called what in the USA?

A
Baking
B
Broiling
C
Stewing
D
Toasting
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