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Daily Quiz #645

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 October 2010

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Where is the International Gemological Institute and the World Diamond Centre, which play an important role in setting standards, regulating professional ethics, training and promoting the interests of the city as a centre of the diamond industry?

A
Geneva
B
Pretoria
C
Calcutta
D
Antwerp
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2

What was called "dephlogisticated air" by Joseph Priestley when he isolated it in 1774?

A
Hydrogen
B
Methane
C
Oxygen
D
Helium
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3

Spiro Agnew was the Vice President to which president of the USA?

A
Bill Clinton
B
George W Bush
C
Dwight D. Eisenhower
D
Richard Nixon
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4

In England, what word refers to a parish constable of the Anglican Church, often charged with duties of charity?

A
Beagle
B
Beadle
C
Beatle
D
Beanie
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5

The invention of what sport is credited to Dr. S. A. Naismith in Massachusetts, USA, in 1891?

A
Basketball
B
Soccer
C
Bowls
D
Cricket
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6

What happened to the image of a naked man hanging out of a bedroom window on a wall in central Bristol created by "Banksy" in June 2006, after the City Council asked the public to vote on its fate via the internet?

A
A shelter was built around it, to be entered only by people over 18 years of age
B
It was painted over
C
The wall was removed brick by brick and reconstructed in a Bristol gallery
D
It was left on the building
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7

What activity became legal in The Republic of Ireland when the 15th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1995?

A
Membership of the IRA
B
Divorce
C
Abortion
D
Contraception
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