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Daily Quiz #14

General Knowledge Quiz for 31 January 2009

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1

In Victorian England, a "hunter" was a common term for a type of what?

A
Gun
B
Hat
C
Pocket watch
D
Cooking utensil
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2

In 1838, which steamship made the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, from Bristol to New York?

A
The Lusitania
B
The Titanic
C
The Great Western
D
The Queen Elizabeth I
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3

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are equal?

A
Isosceles
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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4

The distance of the first modern Olympic Marathon in 1896 was 40 km (24 miles 85 yards), so why, at the 1908 London Olympic Games, was it run over its now-standard distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?

A
So that it finished in front of the British royal family's box
B
It was historically accurate
C
The International Olympic Committee did not want a round number of km
D
Error of measurement by the organisers, not used to metrics
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5

Chicago, Illinois, U S A, is on the shores of what body of water?

A
Lake Michigan
B
Atlantic Ocean
C
Lake Huron
D
Hudson River
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6

Charles, the heir to the English throne, is the Duke of … ?

A
Essex
B
York
C
Edinburgh
D
Cornwall
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7

The first verse of which song begins "So you think you’ve lost your love? Well I saw her yesterday"?

A
Love Me Do
B
She Loves You
C
I Want To Hold Your Hand
D
Please Please Me
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