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Daily Quiz #204

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 August 2009

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1

What is the name for the distance between the main deck and the load waterline of a ship?

A
Plimsoll
B
Freeboard
C
Sinking distance
D
Gunnel
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2

Historically, lead poisoning was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Miner
B
Painter
C
Electrician
D
Stone mason
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3

Which European ruler reigned for the longest time?

A
Johann II, Liechtenstein
B
Franz Joseph, Austria
C
Louis XIV, France
D
Queen Victoria
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4

The second incarnation of which organisation was formed at a meeting led by William J Simmons on the top of Stone Mountain, Georgia, in 1915?

A
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
B
Ku Klux Klan
C
Knights of the White Camellia
D
Knights of Mary Phagan
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5

At which Olympic Games did a water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union end as a pitched battle between the teams?

A
1960, Rome
B
1948, London
C
1956, Melbourne
D
1972, Munich
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6

Bavaria is a state of which country?

A
France
B
Switzerland
C
Germany
D
Austria
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7

Which British TV series, a contest to decide the best new pop singer in the UK based on viewer voting, debuted in October 2001 and became an international franchise?

A
Sing star
B
Singing Idol
C
Sing sing sing
D
Pop Idol
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