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Daily Quiz #467

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 April 2010

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1

Which of these was an early name for Jakarta?

A
Batavia
B
Bulawayo
C
Bougainville
D
Bohemia
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2

What group was Roger Bannister representing when he broke the 4 minute mile at 3 minutes 59.4 seconds on 6 May 1954?

A
Great Britain
B
Oxford University
C
England
D
Amateur Athletic Association
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3

A tongue and groove joint is used when working with what material?

A
Iron
B
Concrete
C
Bricks
D
Wood
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4

What is the name for the dome or arched roof at the top of a building that is a distinctive part of Byzantine architecture and characteristic of mosques?

A
Minaret
B
Cupola
C
Spire
D
Gargoyle
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5

Where, in 1934, was land distributed to peasants, church property nationalised, the railway taken over by its employees and, in 1938, the property of US and British oil companies confiscated?

A
Iran
B
Mexico
C
Portugal
D
Egypt
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6

What is the name for a mysteriously flattened area in a field?

A
Crop circle
B
Wheat triangle
C
Maize maze
D
Cricket oval
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7

Which Russian composed "God Bless America"?

A
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
B
Irving Berlin
C
Leonard Bernstein
D
Modest Mussorgsky
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