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Daily Quiz #4006

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 January 2020

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1

Alaric I was the King of which group who sacked Rome in 410AD?

A
Huns
B
Ostrogoths
C
Visigoths
D
Vandals
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2

Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts starred at various times in which US TV series?

A
The Gentle Touch
B
Charlie's Angels
C
NYPD Blue
D
Hill Street Blues
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3

The Priestley medal is awarded for excellence in what field?

A
Portraiture
B
Playwrighting
C
Chemistry
D
Gymnastics
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4

From what language did the English word "yacht" derive?

A
Urdu
B
German
C
Dutch
D
Swedish
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5

What is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Mosuo, or Na, culture, in Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in China close to the border with Tibet?

A
It recognises neither marriage nor divorce as defined in western and many other societies
B
It is largely matriarchal
C
All of these
D
Children are raised by their female relatives, brothers and uncles, not their father
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6

In the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson which celebrated the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854, what kind of enemy fire surrounded the brigade?

A
Muskets
B
Cannon
C
Arrows
D
Rockets
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7

Zola Budd became famous as what?

A
Athlete
B
Artist
C
Animal trainer
D
Tennis player
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