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Daily Quiz #2563

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 January 2016

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1

In what sport is "touché" said to signify that an opponent has scored a hit?

A
Fencing
B
Boxing
C
Darts
D
Soccer
Select from the options above.
2

What organisation developed the Rosetta space mission?

A
European Space Agency (ASE)
B
National Space Agency (KazCosmos)
C
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
D
National Centre of Space Research (CNES)
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these ingredients can be used to make a "White Russian"?

A
Vodka & tomato juice
B
Vodka, KahlĂșa & cream
C
Vodka, Galliano & orange juice
D
Vodka, Triple Sec & lime juice
Select from the options above.
4

In 1403, Venice imposed a waiting period for those wishing to enter the city, to see if they would develop the plague. How long was this period of isolation?

A
10 days
B
40 days
C
20 days
D
4 weeks
Select from the options above.
5

Which German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist became famous for his fairy stories and romantic novels, and for writing the opera "Undine"?

A
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
B
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffman
C
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
D
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
Select from the options above.
6

Who wrote the song to which Miley Cyrus famously twerked in 2013?

A
J. Dash
B
Flo Rida
C
The Finatticz
D
Carly Rae Jepsen
Select from the options above.
7

What is the name for the area of the Atlantic Ocean south east of Bermuda distinguished by the mass of brown seaweed that floats there?

A
The Roaring Forties
B
The Maelstrom
C
Sargasso Sea
D
The Painted Ocean
Select from the options above.
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