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Daily Quiz #570

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 August 2010

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1

Who established the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1958?

A
Benjamin Britten
B
Gerald Durrell
C
Margaret Thatcher
D
Emily Brontë
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2

What word is used in the UK for chicken less than 28 days old at slaughter and usually weighing 400-450 grammes and in the USA for the Rock Cornish game hen, which is twice as old and twice as large?

A
Poussin
B
Poisson
C
Pontoon
D
Pleasante
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3

Which of these is a social movement against the use of alcohol, criticising excessive alcohol use, promoting complete abstinence, or pressuring the government to enact anti-alcohol legislation?

A
Moderation mob
B
Low alcohol leftists
C
Minimum proof proposers
D
Temperance movement
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4

In 2008 there were 193 members of the United Nations. How many "nations" were represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics?

A
32
B
14
C
204
D
500
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5

Which of these is a Shakespearean play in which the character of Ophelia appears?

A
Hamlet
B
Dragnet
C
Death of a Salesman
D
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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6

Historically, nystagmus was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Miner
B
Wool sorter
C
Plasterer
D
Painter
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7

Which of these US states does not have coastline directly facing the Atlantic Ocean?

A
North Carolina
B
Delaware
C
Maine
D
West Virginia
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