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103 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. The British fashion writer Gok Wan, was born in 1974, in which city?


  2. Who in 2013, took over from Jonathan Evans as director general of MI5?


  3. Jack, Jill, and Joey are the male, female and young of which marsupial, whose collective noun is a passel?


  4. What nationality is the swimmer, Trent Grimsey, who broke the English Channel world record time in 2012, with a swim of 6 hours and 55 minutes?


  5. A Rubin's test is a gynaecological diagnostic method to discover whether occlusion has occurred in which part of the body, as part of investigations into infertility?


  6. Which Italian painter and printmaker (1696-1770), painted a magnificent series of frescoes for the prince bishop’s residence in Wurzburg?


  7. In which two American states is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?


  8. In which dynasty did a Chinese Emperor have the six main Confucian classics inscribed in stone, so that scholars could take rubbings?


  9. Which Boston politician (1722-1803), who led the opposition to such British acts as the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts and the Navigation Act, has been nicknamed the “Father of the American Revolution”?


  10. The ingestion of too much of which mineral causes the disease hyperkalemia?


  11. In which country is the Perfume River located?


  12. Which book by Margaret Atwood has been made into an opera by the Danish composer, Poul Ruders?


  13. The "Long John Silver Collection" housed on the Cutty Sark, is the nation's largest collection of what?




  14. Fashionable in the Middle Ages, what were poulaines?


  15. Where do the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Italian parliament meet?


  16. Which butterfly, which is restricted to the south coast of Dorset in the British Isles, takes its name from the village where it was found in 1832?


  17. In Hindu mythology, what is the name of the food of the gods that bestows immortality?

  18. Which American actor and comedian, provided the voice for the dim witted cyborg detective, "Inspector Gadget", in the 1980's television series?



  19. What are twist, jennings and forstners types of?


  20. Inhabited since 1,400 BC, which Cypriot city was founded as 'Kition' by the Phoenicians and is, like the island as a whole, referred to in the Bible as Kittim?
    103 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. LEICESTER


  2. ANDREW PARKER


  3. POSSUM


  4. AUSTRALIAN


  5. THE FALLOPIAN TUBES


  6. GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO


  7. TENNESSEE AND NORTH CAROLINA

  8. THE HAN DYNASTY – THE STONES WERE INSCRIBED ABOUT 175 AD.


  9. SAMUEL ADAMS


  10. POTASSIUM

  11. VIETNAM - IT CROSSES THE CITY OF HUE IN CENTRAL VIETNAM



  12. THE HANDMAID'S TALE


  13. SHIP'S FIGUREHEADS

  14. BOOTS WITH LONG POINTED CURLY TOES. THEY WERE TYPICALLY WORN BY JESTERS



  15. THE PALAZZO MONTECITORIO. THE SENATE MEETS AT THE PALAZZO MADAMA



  16. THE LULWORTH SKIPPER


  17. AMRITA


  18. DON ADAMS, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS PORTRAYAL OF MAXWELL SMART IN THE TV SERIES "GET SMART"


  19. DRILL BITS


  20. LARNACA


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