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Daily Quiz #533

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 July 2010

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1

Which of the Hindu Trimurti is "The Creator"?

A
Vida
B
Vishnu
C
Shiva
D
Brahma
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2

The Wimbledon tennis championships are held in which city?

A
Ankara
B
Paris
C
London
D
Sydney
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3

Which of these, a New Zealander, was a 1962 Nobel Prize winner for work on the structure of DNA?

A
Maurice Wilkins
B
Francis Crick
C
James Watson
D
Lawrence Bragg
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4

What happens when Venus is said to be in "inferior conjunction"?

A
It is precisely on the same side of the sun as the earth
B
It is precisely on the opposite side of the sun from the earth
C
It is in line with Mercury, the earth and the sun
D
It is in line with Mars, the sun and the earth
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5

In the words of a song by Simon and Garfunkel, whose words were written on the subway wall?

A
The bible
B
The prophet
C
Cat Stevens
D
The Beatles
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6

How did Boudica (also spelled Boudicca or Boadicea), Queen of the Iceni, die in 63 AD?

A
She poisoned herself
B
An arrow through her right eye
C
Pushed off the Cliffs of Dover
D
Dragged behind a horse
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7

Atlantic equatorial currents pushed westward by the Trade Winds unite in the Gulf of Mexico and then flow northward. What is the north-flowing current called?

A
Gulf Stream
B
Humboldt current
C
Force of Greenland
D
Sirocco
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