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Daily Quiz #530

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 July 2010

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1

What name was given to the fossils, discovered in 2004, of humans with large feet, that stood about a metre high?

A
Peking man
B
Homo hobbitus
C
Homo floresiensis
D
Piltdown man
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2

Which of these starred in the television series "The Rockford Files"?

A
Peter Falk
B
James Garner
C
Raymond Burr
D
Telly Savalas
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3

Which of these is a river in Guyana, 180 miles (346 kilometres) long, that flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Georgetown?

A
Mazaruni
B
Nile
C
Limpopo
D
Demerara
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4

From 1985 onwards, Mikhail Gorbachev introduced the policies of "glasnost" and "perestroika" in an attempt to modernise the country. What do these two words mean?

A
Fat and Happy
B
Peace and Love
C
Openness and Restructuring
D
Death and Glory
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5

Dr. Gregory House, Dr. Lisa Cuddy, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Robert Chase, Dr. Allison Cameron and Dr. Eric Foreman have all worked in which TV hospital?

A
Seattle Grace Hospital
B
Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital
C
Sacred Heart Teaching Hospital
D
Holby City Hospital
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6

Which Olympic gold medallist rowed across the Atlantic with UK TV presenter Ben Fogle?

A
Russell Coutts
B
Ian Ferguson
C
James Cracknell
D
Elton John
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7

In London, where are the trials of the pyx held?

A
Tower of London
B
Palace of Westminster
C
Hall of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
D
Old Bailey
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