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Daily Quiz #3224

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 November 2017

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In mid August 2017 the yachts Bagheera and the Snow Dragon II, with a crew of 10 and a dog called Fukumi, sailed on what expedition?

A
To sail round the world non-stop without resupply
B
To sail through the North-East Passage
C
To sail to the North Pole
D
To circumnavigate the new size Antarctica after Larsen C ice shelf calved its 5,800 sq km iceberg
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2

The line in Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus", "Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Ilium", is an example of which figure of speech?

A
Metalepsis
B
Chiasmus
C
Dysphemism
D
Personification
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3

Sasha and Malia are the daughters of which political figure?

A
Benjamin Netanyahu
B
Ehud Olmert
C
Barack Obama
D
Michel Suleiman
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4

What specially built city has been the capital of Nigeria since 1991, when it was moved from Lagos?

A
Accra
B
Abuja
C
Dakar
D
Libreville
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5

What other book is the author of "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885), initially published under the title of "Penny Whistles", particularly well-known for?

A
Winnie-the-Pooh
B
The Secret Garden
C
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
D
King Solomon's Mines
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6

At the first World Karate Championships in 1970 in Japan which countries gained the greatest medal totals - Japan, USA, Canada and what other country?

A
South Korea
B
France
C
Hong Kong
D
Israel
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7

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Squirrel
B
Skunk
C
Wallaby
D
Siamese cat
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