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Daily Quiz #687

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 December 2010

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Who is the next in this series: Laue (1914), W. L. Bragg / W. H. Bragg (1915), Barkla (1917), Planck (1918), Stark (1919), Guillaume (1920) ... ?

A
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
B
P. Curie & M. Curie
C
Albert Einstein
D
Ernest Rutherford
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2

What, according to John Lennon, "is just what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans"?

A
Love
B
Tea break
C
Life
D
Fun
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3

Which teams contested baseball's American League Championship series in 2009?

A
Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics
B
Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians
C
Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox
D
New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels
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4

The Rhine, the Mississippi and the Amazon are all what type of geographical feature?

A
Canals
B
Mountains
C
Oceans
D
Rivers
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5

The Greeks constructed hippodromes for holding what events?

A
Bird racing
B
Fights with African animals
C
A form of Sumo wrestling
D
Chariot and horse races
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6

What is a "marmite"?

A
Casserole dish
B
Soup bowl
C
Side plate
D
Goblet
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7

What is the name for the chemical signals that trigger a natural response in another member of the same species that affect behaviour or physiology?

A
Gardenomes
B
Persephones
C
Pheromones
D
Mobilephones
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