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Daily Quiz #3201

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 October 2017

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1

The mantilla is a type of what?

A
A pasta, round in section and thicker than spaghetti
B
A dance characterized by a fast upbeat tempo
C
Poisonous spider
D
Scarf worn over the head and shoulders
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2

Which of these is a Spanish possession on the African continent?

A
Singapore
B
Ceuta
C
Gibraltar
D
Gallipoli
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3

Which game uses the term "pung"?

A
Canasta
B
Go
C
Mahjong
D
Chinese Chequers
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4

Which American lexicographer also published a popular and influential speller, grammar book and reader for elementary age students?

A
Noah Webster
B
Charles Merriam
C
George Merriam
D
William Adolphus Wheeler
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5

What is the nationality of former US Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali?

A
Swedish
B
Egyptian
C
English
D
Indian
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6

What is another term for an "ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms"?

A
Holistic organism
B
Multibionta
C
Mutualist symbiota
D
Microbiota
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7

Where or when is Joseph Heller's novel, "Catch-22" (1961), set?

A
A fishing trip with Ernest Hemingway
B
During World War II
C
In a tuberculosis sanatorium
D
Moth hunting in the Amazon rain forest
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