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Daily Quiz #4929

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What was the purpose of explorer Captain James Cook's last voyage in 1776?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in June 2010
A
Claim possession for Britain of as many Pacific islands as possible
B
Observe the transit of Venus
C
Investigate volcanic activity on the Hawaiian islands
D
Discover a northern passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic
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2

In October 2009 it was announced that director Sam Taylor-Wood was to marry Aaron Johnson, 23 years her junior, who were director and star respectively of "Nowhere Boy", a film about whom?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in April 2011
A
Ray Charles
B
Michael Jackson
C
Jesse Owens
D
John Lennon
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3

What is a dhow?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in May 2010
A
A boat used mostly in the Arabian Sea and the coast of East Africa
B
A loin cloth worn by Indian mystics
C
A Muslim prayer
D
A cow sacred to Hindus
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4

In 1994, the "National Sports of Canada Act" declared which two sports as the national sports of Canada?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in January 2011
A
Ice hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer)
B
Ice hockey (winter) and tennis (summer)
C
Rugby League (winter) and lacrosse (summer)
D
Rugby League (winter) and tennis (summer)
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5

What genus of about 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and North and South America are mostly shrubs 1 to 3 metres tall, though some are small trees, and others are lianas reaching up to 30m by climbing trees?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in April 2011
A
Protea
B
Geranium
C
Hyacinth
D
Hydrangea
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6

Which of these countries does not have a capital city where the name starts and ends with the same letter?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in April 2011 and updated in July 2022
A
Eritrea
B
Australia
C
Kazakhstan
D
Norway
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7

Which of these is the name for a festival of Scottish Gaelic song, arts and culture which largely takes the form of formal competitions in choral events, traditional music and spoken word?

Sunday Archive: Originally published in March 2011 and updated in July 2022
A
Mod
B
Rock
C
Caber
D
Haggis Festival
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