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Daily Quiz #49

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 March 2009

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1

The Three Gorges Dam is in which country?

A
United States Of America
B
China
C
Canada
D
Mexico
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2

What is the next in the series: Calgary, Canada; Albertville, France; Lillehammer, Norway; Nagano, Japan?

A
Vancouver, Canada
B
Torino, Italy
C
Salt Lake City, United States
D
Sochi, Russia
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3

What is the next number in the series 1, 8, 27, 64, 125?

A
218
B
343
C
512
D
216
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4

Why was Eric Fishl's sculpture "Tumbling Woman", a memorial to those who jumped from the World Trade Centre on 11 Sept 2001, removed from the Rockefeller Centre in New York City?

A
CBS brought an injunction for copyright infringement
B
Poor workmanship
C
It was too disturbing to the public
D
It collapsed under its own weight
Select from the options above.
5

Which building was attacked at the start of the French Revolution on 14 July 1789 because it was symbolic of injustice?

A
Notre Dame
B
Moulin Rouge
C
The Bastille
D
The Louvre
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6

In England, in the first half of the twentieth century, a "vesta" was a common term for a type of what?

A
Pocket watch
B
Hat
C
Gun
D
Match
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7

Who was the Anglo-Irish scientist who, in the 17th century, discovered that "the volume of a given mass of gas at a given temperature is inversely proportional to its pressure"?

A
Frank Whittle
B
Isaac Newton
C
Max Planck
D
Robert Boyle
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