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Daily Quiz #592

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 September 2010

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1

What was the setting for the 1998 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, "Sliding Doors"?

A
Copenhagen
B
Paris
C
London
D
Perth, Australia
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2

Which of these volcanoes has not been active in the 21st century?

A
Erta Ale, Ethiopia
B
KÄ«lauea in the Hawaiian Islands
C
Stromboli, off the north coast of Sicily
D
Vesuvius
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3

Which of these is a sulphide of mercury?

A
Cinnabar
B
Cinnamon
C
Cineraria
D
Cincinnatus
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4

Which sport, played by 2 teams of 8 who use a rope, is marked with a "centre line" and two markings four metres either side of the centre line?

A
Dominoes
B
Skittles
C
Rounders
D
Tug-of-War
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5

On 17 September 1862, where was The Battle of Antietam, the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil and the bloodiest single-day battle in American history (with about 23,000 casualties)?

A
Miami, Florida
B
Los Angeles, California
C
Bangor, Maine
D
Near Sharpsburg, Maryland
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6

From which sport do we get the expression "selling a dummy"?

A
Rugby Union
B
Baseball
C
Golf
D
Polo
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7

Who was jailed for 150 years in June 2009 for investor fraud after being reported to federal authorities by his sons?

A
Soapy Smith
B
Charles Ponzi
C
Bernie Madoff
D
Titanic Thompson
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