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Daily Quiz #699

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 December 2010

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1

Who organised an Arab revolt against the Turks and wrote "The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom" about his experiences?

A
General Gordon
B
Winston Churchill
C
T E Lawrence
D
Lord Kitchener
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2

The "A" in "AGM" stands for what sort of General Meeting?

A
Aggravating
B
Agonising
C
Annual
D
Argumentative
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3

Who did Johnny Depp play in the film "Public Enemies"?

A
Machine Gun Kelly
B
Baby Face Nelson
C
Pretty Boy Floyd
D
John Dillinger
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4

An Australian needs a passport to enter which of these areas?

A
New South Wales
B
Tasmania
C
New Zealand
D
Sydney
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5

Hideki Yukawa, the first to postulate the existence of particles in an atom of less mass than a proton and greater mass than an electron, was the first Japanese person to do what in 1949?

A
Walk across the continental USA
B
Appear on the "Fear Factor" TV series
C
Fly an aeroplane through the sound barrier
D
Win a Nobel Prize
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6

Small coloured dots on a squash ball indicate its "bounciness". Which colour, introduced in 2000, is the international competition standard?

A
Green dot
B
Double-yellow dot
C
Red dot
D
Blue dot
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7

In which country was "The Tunguska Event" on 30 June 1908, believed to have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment of 5–10 kilometres (3–6 miles) above the Earth's surface?

A
USA
B
Japan
C
Russia
D
Chile
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