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Daily Quiz #207

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 August 2009

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1

Roughly what does Juliet mean when she says "Wherefore art thou Romeo"?

A
Why don't you call me?
B
Where are you?
C
What a great painting!
D
Why are you a Montague?
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2

What is the second longest river on the island of New Guinea?

A
Fly
B
Mosquito
C
Bumble
D
Katydid
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3

What was the capital of Italian East Africa between 1936 and 1941?

A
Addis Ababa
B
Mogadishu
C
Harare
D
Gondar
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4

Which archaeologist is famed for excavating the palace of Minos, Crete between 1900 and 1908?

A
Churchill Babington
B
Sir Arthur John Evans
C
Fred Wendorf
D
Sir Richard Colt Hoare
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5

Juan Manuel Fangio, Mario Andretti, James Hunt and Niki Lauda were world champions in which sport?

A
Cycling
B
Formula One
C
Weightlifting
D
Tennis
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6

What was the last record to be played on Radio Caroline South before its radio ship was towed into harbour over unpaid debts on the morning of 3 March 1968?

A
"The Legend of Xanadu" by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
B
"Mighty Quinn" by Manfred Mann
C
"Cinderella Rockefella" by Ester and Abbie Ofarim
D
"Everlasting Love" by Love Affair
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7

Which of Galileo's achievements brought him into conflict with the church, resulting in his being confined to his house for the last years of his life?

A
He attempted to measure the speed of light
B
He invented the thermometer
C
He said that the Copernican view of the universe was correct
D
He attempted to measure the weight of air
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