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Daily Quiz #578

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 August 2010

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1

Which of these is not a prison in London, England?

A
Brixton
B
Dartmoor
C
Wormwood Scrubs
D
Holloway
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2

When would one use an auger?

A
To submerge a submarine
B
To cut down a tree
C
To bore a hole
D
To tune a diesel engine
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3

What were the Christian names of Torvill and Dean?

A
Jayne and Christopher
B
Samson and Delilah
C
Anthony and Cleopatra
D
Will and Grace
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4

What was the name of the first British jet bomber built in 1949 by English Electric?

A
Lancaster
B
Spectre
C
Canberra
D
Harrier
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5

Who patented the phonograph in 1878 (after developing and demonstrating it the previous year)?

A
Thomas Edison
B
Thomas Cranmer
C
Tom Good
D
Tom Phono
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6

What did Kanye West do at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards that received criticism from Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Katy Perry, Joel Madden, Adam Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter?

A
Had an on-stage confrontation with Moby during his acceptance speech, challenging him to a fight
B
Danced on stage uninvited while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys were performing "Empire State of Mind"
C
Interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to say Beyoncé had "one of the best videos of all time"
D
Danced naked on stage
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7

What was the principle laid down in Adam Smith's "Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" published in 1776?

A
Business and trade should be controlled by government intervention
B
The world's population is increasing faster than its ability to produce food
C
Business and trade should not be hampered by government intervention
D
Industrialisation is the only means to economic prosperity
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