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Daily Quiz #196

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 August 2009

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Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer invented the notation which uses superscripts to show powers or exponents (e.g. the 2 used in x² to indicate squaring)?

A
René Descartes
B
Isaac Newton
C
Johannes Kepler
D
Nicholas Mercator
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2

The ozone molecule is made up of three atoms of which gas?

A
Xenon
B
Hydrogen
C
Neon
D
Oxygen
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3

Where was the Congress held in 1814-15, chiefly between Britain, France, Russia, Austria and Prussia, that adjusted frontiers after the fall of Napoleon?

A
The Hague
B
Geneva
C
Vienna
D
London
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4

What was the sub-title of the book "The Snow Goose" by US writer Paul Gallico?

A
Three Friends, Together Forever
B
A Story of Dunkirk
C
Nature At Its Most Wild
D
One Man And A Dream
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5

The samba originated in which country?

A
Mexico
B
Brazil
C
Argentina
D
Spain
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6

The Great Lakes are called Superior, Erie, Ontario, Huron and which other?

A
Quebec
B
Illinois
C
Wisconsin
D
Michigan
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7

What game is played in 4 quarters between two teams of 18 outdoors on a large oval grass field with two goal posts and two behind posts at each end, where the primary aim of the game is to score by kicking a ball between the posts of the opposing goal?

A
Rugby Union
B
Australian football
C
Rugby League
D
Cricket
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