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Daily Quiz #407

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 February 2010

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1

Alice Keppel, mistress of Edward VII of England, is the great grandmother of which of these people?

A
Opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa
B
Actress, Maggie Smith
C
Sarah Ferguson
D
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Select from the options above.
2

What is an alternative name for a hydrolaccolith, a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic that can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in diameter?

A
Ice box
B
Pingo
C
Ice berg
D
Popsicle
Select from the options above.
3

What instrument consisting basically of a telescope that can be rotated vertically and horizontally on graduated scales was designed for use in land surveying for measuring by triangulation?

A
Plebiscite
B
Theodolite
C
Microlite
D
Araldite
Select from the options above.
4

Who is quoted as saying "... advertising ... attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. ... Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little"?

A
Prince Charles
B
Tony Blair
C
"Banksy"
D
Woody Allen
Select from the options above.
5

In 1819 Venezuelan Simon Bolivar became the first President, and, except for a brief retirement, remained so until his death in 1830, of which republic?

A
Gran Colombia
B
Bolivia
C
Venezuela
D
Peru
Select from the options above.
6

On 12 September 1995, the Belarusian air force shot down a gas balloon, killing two Americans, during a race for which trophy?

A
Ranfurly Shield
B
Admiral's Cup
C
Borg-Warner Trophy
D
Gordon Bennett Cup
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is an alternative name for Santa Claus?

A
Father Time
B
Father Brown
C
Father Ted
D
Father Christmas
Select from the options above.
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