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Daily Quiz #641

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 October 2010

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1

Which of these programmes was a winner of a British Academy Television Award in 1999?

A
The Vicar of Dibley
B
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
C
Brookside
D
Jonathan Creek
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2

Which of these, one of the two most powerful battleships built by Germany in World War II, was destroyed while hiding near Tromsø on the Norwegian coast by RAF bombers?

A
Royal Oak
B
Bismarck
C
Graf Spee
D
Tirpitz
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3

In athletics, what name is used for the preliminary races that precede quarter-finals or semi-finals?

A
Cools
B
Tepids
C
Heats
D
Hots
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4

Which of these is a type of boat that was originally steam-powered and is associated with Venice?

A
Calzone
B
Rigoletto
C
Cannelloni
D
Vaporetto
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5

Which of these is not a noble gas?

A
Krypton
B
Xenon
C
Hydrogen
D
Helium
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6

Which of the five Great Lakes of North America is the only one that does not border the US state of Michigan?

A
Ontario
B
Huron
C
Erie
D
Superior
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7

Who was the leader of the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 who, after killing a poll tax collector, marched on London with supporters and was killed there at Smithfield by the Lord Mayor of London?

A
John Luddite
B
Martin Luther
C
Henry Tolpuddle
D
Wat Tyler
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