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Daily Quiz #519

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 June 2010

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1

What was the nationality of the scholar Erasmus?

A
Italian
B
Greek
C
Dutch
D
Norwegian
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2

Who was the sister of the Emperor Augustus and great niece of Julius Caesar who married Mark Anthony?

A
Juliana
B
Octavia
C
Calpurnia
D
Cleopatra
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3

Where, since 1839, is the Grand National Steeplechase run over 4 1/2 miles in England in March?

A
Epsom
B
Ascot
C
Goodwood
D
Aintree
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4

What body of water is 86 feet (26 meters) below sea level?

A
Lake Huron
B
Mediterranean Sea
C
Lake Baikal
D
Caspian Sea
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5

In classical architecture, what is the plain-faced portion, usually rectangular, of a pedestal between the base and the cornice?

A
Font
B
Dado
C
Gable
D
Skirting
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6

What is the name given to copper bars arranged in a cylinder, insulated from each other which rotates to connect each section of the armature in turn (in a motor) or to the external current (in a dynamo)?

A
Generator
B
Commuter
C
Armutator
D
Commutator
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7

Which of these countries became independent from Britain on 9 December 1961?

A
Tanganyika
B
Tasmania
C
Timbuktu
D
Taiwan
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