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Daily Quiz #164

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 June 2009

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1

If someone is injured and the blood flow is bright red and coming out in regular spurts, where is it coming from?

A
Spleen
B
Vein
C
Capillary
D
Artery
Select from the options above.
2

What did Shakespeare compare "Katharina" to?

A
Horse
B
Pig
C
Shrew
D
Elephant
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3

What is the name of the system of lakes, canals and rivers that enables shipping to get from the Atlantic to as far as Duluth, Minnesota, on Lake Superior?

A
Moose River Complex
B
St Lawrence Seaway
C
Beaver Shipping Canal
D
Hudson Bay System
Select from the options above.
4

Who won the World Individual Championship Speedway title four times in 1957, 1958, 1964 and 1966?

A
Barry Briggs
B
Ove Fundin
C
Peter Craven
D
Ivan Mauger
Select from the options above.
5

Which manufacturer of pens had a large production plant in Birmingham, UK, during the first half of the 20th century?

A
Pelikan
B
Parker
C
Waterman
D
Osmiroid
Select from the options above.
6

Who established a precision tool making business in Manchester in 1883, and perfected a system of standard measurements and gauges?

A
Henry Maudslay
B
Joseph Whitworth
C
Joseph Bramah
D
James Nasmyth
Select from the options above.
7

Which calendar, introduced in 46 BC, had a regular year of 365 days divided into 12 months, and a leap day added to February every four years?

A
Gregorian calendar
B
Roman calendar
C
Julian calendar
D
Lunar calendar
Select from the options above.
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