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Daily Quiz #525

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 June 2010

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1

What was the purpose of explorer Captain James Cook's last voyage in 1776?

A
Claim possession for Britain of as many Pacific islands as possible
B
Observe the transit of Venus
C
Investigate volcanic activity on the Hawaiian islands
D
Discover a northern passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic
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2

Which of these is a translation into Spanish of the phrase "long live life”?

A
La Dolce Vita
B
Viva la Vida
C
In Vino Veritas
D
Viva Las Vegas
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3

Whose career was re-ignited with the release of his album "American Recordings", which included songs written by Tom Waits, Nick Lowe and Leonard Cohen, when it won the 1994 Contemporary Folk Album Grammy Award?

A
Michael Jackson
B
Stevie Wonder
C
Johnny Cash
D
Sam Cooke
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4

Since the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Masters 1000 was introduced in 1990, which former world number 1 holds the record for the most titles to 2010, with 17?

A
Peter Andre
B
Andre Previn
C
Maurice André
D
Andre Agassi
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5

Where is Brobdingnag?

A
Central Africa, now part of Zaire
B
A fictional land from "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
C
Between Nepal and Tibet
D
Faroe Islands
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6

What is an open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side, resembling the path of a projectile under the action of gravity?

A
Parabola
B
Hyperbola
C
Oval
D
Ovoid
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7

Seas and oceans make up roughly what proportion of the earth's surface?

A
50%
B
70%
C
85%
D
40%
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