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Daily Quiz #375

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 January 2010

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1

What Latin-American word means "foreigner"?

A
Zorro
B
Senor
C
Gringo
D
Moro
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2

Which TV series had characters called Dougal, Zebedee, Brian, Ermintrude, Dylan, Florence and Mr Rusty?

A
Sesame Street
B
Rainbow
C
The Bill
D
The Magic Roundabout
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3

Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer provided the basis for the calculus of Newton and Leibniz by applying infinitesimal calculus to "the tangent line problem"?

A
Johannes Kepler
B
René Descartes
C
Nicholas Mercator
D
Fred Hoyle
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4

In which country was there a civil war between 1861 and 1865, which was lost by the Confederate forces?

A
Spain
B
England
C
Belgium
D
USA
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5

What function must be applied to the numbers 10 and 5 to provide 2 as the result?

A
Subtraction
B
Division
C
Addition
D
Multiplication
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6

What is the English chalk plain crossed by the Avon that includes the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Amesbury?

A
Wimbledon Common
B
Salisbury Plain
C
Greenham Common
D
Hampstead Heath
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7

Six Korfball World Championships were held last century, the first in 1978. Which country won them the most times?

A
Netherlands
B
Belgium
C
India
D
Australia
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