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Daily Quiz #2331

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 June 2015

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1

In 1818 Bernadotte became King Charles XIV of Sweden due to the influence of whom?

A
Rasputin
B
Napoleon I
C
George III
D
James Monroe
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2

Which Archbishop of Canterbury was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 and killed by them the following year after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed?

A
Ælfheah
B
Thomas à Becket
C
Canute
D
Uther Pendragon
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3

In draughts, what is a counter called when it reaches the opposite end of the board and another piece is put on top?

A
Knight
B
Queen
C
King
D
Castle
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4

What was the name for a foul smell believed to carry diseases, since discredited by the discovery of infectious agents?

A
Seepage
B
Majorca
C
Moa Point
D
Miasma
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5

Where is Timbuktu?

A
Sweden
B
Saskatchewan, Canada
C
Mali, in West Africa
D
New South Wales, Australia
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6

Which 1952 Hollywood musical film starring Danny Kaye includes many most famous stories such as "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Little Mermaid"?

A
South Pacific
B
Shrek
C
West Side Story
D
Hans Christian Andersen
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7

Bergamot provides the distinctive flavour of which of these?

A
Falafel
B
Eggs Benedict
C
Earl Grey tea
D
Chardonnay
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