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Daily Quiz #291

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 November 2009

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Which ship, the largest and fastest in the world, with steam turbine propulsion, then a revolutionary development in ocean liner design, was launched on 20 September 1906?

A
Mauretania
B
Great Britain
C
Titanic
D
Great Eastern
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2

An American TV series starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair is based on which Australian comedy series?

A
The Games
B
Kath and Kim
C
Dad and Dave
D
Neighbours
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3

A decade covers how many years?

A
100
B
5
C
10
D
50
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4

Big Ben is in which London building?

A
The Monument
B
Nelson's Column
C
Houses of Parliament
D
Cleopatra's Needle
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5

In total, how many moons do the 4 planets closest to the sun have?

A
10
B
12
C
1
D
3
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6

Who was the first man sent into space, in 1961?

A
Yura Silliman
B
Yuri Gagarin
C
Gentleman Gaga
D
Dadoo Runrin
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7

During the cycling road race at the Rome Games of 1960, Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen fell from his bicycle. Which of these was not a result of that?

A
Lance Armstrong won
B
He later died
C
He was found to be under the influence of amphetamines
D
The first Olympic death linked to doping
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