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Daily Quiz #386

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 February 2010

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What disaster hit Bangladesh on 13 November 1970, killing 500,000 people?

A
Cyclone Bhola
B
Dhaka earthquake
C
Bhutan avalanche
D
Flooding of the Ganges-Brahmaputra River
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2

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's volleyball, during the final game of the match between the USA and Greece, a whistle was blown from the audience when USA had possession. What happened next?

A
Greece stopped their defence, the US team won and went into the next round
B
USA stopped their attack, the Greek team won and went into the next round
C
Both teams left the court, thinking that the game had finished
D
The referee declared that a rematch was necessary
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3

The city of Venice is on which sea?

A
Dead
B
Tasman
C
Red
D
Adriatic
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4

Who fronted the BBC 2 specials “Gambling in Las Vegas”, “The Most Hated Family in America”, “Under The Knife”, “Behind Bars”, “African Hunting Holiday”, “Law and Disorder in Philadelphia” and “A Place for Paedophiles”?

A
David Frost
B
Louis Theroux
C
David Attenborough
D
Sean Summerfield
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5

The Bacon Society was founded in England in 1866 to promote the study of what?

A
Methods of making pig-racing as popular as greyhound racing
B
Variations in texture of the flesh of a pig after it has been cured
C
The works of Roger Bacon, a 13th century English scholar, scientist and philosopher
D
Evidence that implies that Francis Bacon wrote plays attributed to Shakespeare
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6

Who was the dessert the "pavlova" named after?

A
Ivan Pavlov (1849 – 1936), Russian, physiologist, psychologist, and physician.
B
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891 –1941)
C
Anna Pavlova (1881–1931), Russian ballet dancer
D
Vera Anatolyevna Pavlova; (1963 - ), a Russian poet
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7

What word is given to the association of dissimilar organisms for mutual benefit?

A
Symbiosis
B
Sympathy
C
Dependency
D
Parasitis
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