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Daily Quiz #2401

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 August 2015

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The first goal in Football World Cup history was scored on 18 July 1930 by Lucien Laurent of France. France won 4–1. Who were they playing against?

A
Mexico
B
USA
C
Belgium
D
India
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2

The second longest river in China, the Yellow River, is known locally as what?

A
Huang Ho
B
Hough Ho Ho
C
Gung Ho
D
Westward Ho
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3

Escamillo, a bullfighter, is a character in which opera?

A
Carmen
B
The Barber of Seville
C
Don Giovanni
D
The Magic Flute
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4

Which of these colours does not appear on a purple finch?

A
Purple
B
Brown
C
White
D
Red
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5

What military strategy involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while passing through an area, first used by the Scythians against King Darius the Great of Persia around 500 BC., and best known for its use by both sides when Germany attacked and then retreated from the USSR in World War II?

A
Boiled water
B
Burnt ground
C
Scorched earth
D
Fired land
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6

What is a pas de bourrée?

A
A pat of French butter
B
A beast of burden
C
A dance step
D
A type of cocktail
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7

Which British 20th century author wrote "The Cruel Sea" and "The Tribe That Lost Its Head"?

A
C S Forrester
B
Herman Melville
C
Frederick Marryat
D
Nicholas Montserrat
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