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Daily Quiz #2448

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 October 2015

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1

What island group may be described as a triangle with its corners at Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island, including the island groups Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, and Niue?

A
Melanesia
B
Australasia
C
Polynesia
D
Micronesia
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2

With the history of which of these countries is El Cid associated?

A
Italy
B
Spain
C
India
D
Somalia
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3

What is the Tipitaka (sometimes called Tripitaka)?

A
A type of Mexican cooking
B
A Maori storehouse
C
The doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism
D
The royal library in Mandalay
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4

What function does a pistil serve?

A
It is the female reproductive part of a flower
B
A pipeline for digital bio-information data
C
It fires a flower's dehiscent seeds
D
It protects a plant from parasites and other enemies
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5

The first editions of Lewis Carroll's "Alice ..." books were given a special flavour by illustrations by which 19th century graphic humourist and political cartoonist?

A
Ronald Searle
B
George Cruikshank
C
William Hogarth
D
Sir John Tenniel
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6

Whose career, from 1922 to 1946, included World Billiards Champion 4 times and World Snooker Champion 20 times?

A
Alfred E Neuman
B
Whispering Jack Smith
C
Joe Davis
D
Clark McConachy
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7

Which mythological Greek hero, the son of Telamon and Periboea and king of Salamis, plays an important role in Homer's Iliad?

A
Napi-San
B
Vim
C
Persil
D
Ajax
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