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Daily Quiz #107

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 May 2009

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1

Which of these places is a ski and holiday resort on the banks of Lake Wakatipu?

A
Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
B
Queenstown, South Africa
C
Queenstown, Ireland
D
Queenstown, New Zealand
Select from the options above.
2

Which soprano, who had a highly successful opera career between 1968 and 2004, sang Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim" at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer?

A
Charlotte Church
B
Jessye Norman
C
Kiri Te Kanawa
D
Hayley Westenra
Select from the options above.
3

Who is the youngest actor to receive an Oscar for the Best Actor in a Leading Role?

A
Marlon Brando
B
Adrien Brody
C
Richard Dreyfuss
D
Nicholas Cage
Select from the options above.
4

What computer that began operation in 1954 at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK, could make calculations in 20 seconds that, it was said, "would keep 100 girls using calculating machines occupied for 8 hours"?

A
ERNIE
B
TRIDAC
C
Big Blue
D
HAL
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5

Amortisation is similar to … ?

A
Embalming
B
Depreciation
C
Marriage
D
Bevelling
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6

What gambling game, requiring only two coins to play, was popular with Australian and New Zealand soldiers in World War II?

A
Cobbers
B
Roulette
C
Numismatics
D
Two up
Select from the options above.
7

The Battle of Bull Run was fought in which war?

A
World War I
B
American Civil War
C
World War II
D
Boer War
Select from the options above.
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