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Daily Quiz #516

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 June 2010

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1

Where was gold discovered by James Wilson Marshall on January 24, 1848, that led to the California Gold Rush (1848–1855)?

A
Capitol Hill
B
Mount Rushmore
C
Fort Sumter
D
Sutter's Mill
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2

World-wide publicity was given when the Codex Sinaiticus was made available on the internet in June 2009. What is it?

A
Hammurabi's Laws
B
The sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown
C
Computer source file for Microsoft "Excel"
D
An early version of the Christian Bible
Select from the options above.
3

Phobos and Deimos are the moons of which planet?

A
Mars
B
Earth
C
Uranus
D
Venus
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4

Which pair of films starred Uma Thurman as "the bride", Daryl Hannah as her arch-nemesis and Lucy Liu as "Cottonmouth"?

A
The French Connection
B
Charlies Angels
C
Kill Bill
D
The Madness of King George
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5

Who was president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), when, on 28 May 1928, the FIFA Congress in Amsterdam decided to stage a world championship?

A
Juan Antonio Samaranch
B
Jules Rimet
C
Pierre de Coubertin
D
Lord Kinnaird
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6

Which of these people was not born in England?

A
Charlie Chaplin
B
Stewart Granger
C
Cary Grant
D
Robert Mitchum
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7

Which Welsh mountain system runs from the Black Mountains to Snowdon?

A
Cambrian
B
Caledonian
C
Black country
D
Pennines
Select from the options above.
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