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Daily Quiz #568

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2010

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1

What is a claymore?

A
A second for Muhammed Ali
B
Musical instrument
C
Large excavating machine
D
Double-edged broad sword
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2

Who was the British engineer who designed the first television system suitable for broadcast transmission in 1939?

A
John Logie Baird
B
John Yogi Bear
C
London Weekend
D
B.B. King
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3

Which country has won the most medals at the European Beach Volleyball Championship (later known as the Nestea European Championship Final) between 2000 and 2008 inclusive?

A
Germany
B
Switzerland
C
Austria
D
Netherlands
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4

On 29 March 1971, Lieutenant William Calley was found guilty by a court martial for murdering 20 civilians in 1968 - where?

A
Koje Island, Korea
B
My Lai, Vietnam
C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
D
Uli, Biafra, Nigeria
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5

How many carats is pure gold?

A
100
B
12
C
124
D
24
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6

John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and LaGuardia Airport all serve which city?

A
New York
B
Chicago
C
Los Angeles
D
Nevada
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7

What book was written by Alexandre Dumas about Edmond Dant├Ęs's imprisonment in the Chateau d'If?

A
All's Quiet On The Western Front
B
Inferno
C
The Man In The Iron Mask
D
The Count Of Monte Cristo
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