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Daily Quiz #442

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 April 2010

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Who was the American who, in 1871, collected animals and freaks for a travelling circus, menagerie and museum, which by 1872 was billing itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth"?

A
William Cody
B
Phineas Taylor Barnum
C
Albert Ringling
D
James Bailey
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2

Which is the common name of the perennial herb, crocus sativus, with purple flowers and orange coloured stigmas?

A
Saffron
B
Sorghum
C
Thyme
D
Sage
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3

Which cup, an ornate silver-plated Britannia metal bottomless ewer, designed and crafted in 1848 by Garrard & Co., was donated by Sir Henry Paget, Marquess of Anglesey, for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 1851 Annual Regatta?

A
Borg Warner Trophy
B
Anglesey Shield
C
The America’s Cup
D
Clapperton Trophy
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4

What is known as the "standard gauge" for a railway?

A
3 foot six inches
B
6 foot and 1/2 an inch
C
4 foot 8 1/2 inches
D
1.5 metres
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5

Pol Pot became the de facto leader of which country in mid-1975, forcing city dwellers to relocate to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labor projects, toward a goal of "restarting civilization" in "Year Zero", which resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 million people, approximately 21% of the population?

A
Egypt
B
India
C
China
D
Cambodia
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6

Where is the longest railway tunnel, opened in 2016?

A
Tasman Sea
B
Rocky Mountains
C
Urals
D
Swiss Alps
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7

Which of these is a British TV series (which has the alternative title of "MI-5") that follows the work of a group of intelligence officers based at their Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid?

A
The Thamesmen
B
Callan
C
Spooks
D
The Magic Roundabout
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