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Daily Quiz #763

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 February 2011

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In the early 21st century, why did the International Olympic Committee expand the swimming and diving programs and the gymnastics competition, and add a "Champions Gala"?

A
To make better use of the buildings used for events
B
To make the Games less tiring for the athletes
C
To make the Games easier to organise
D
To make the Games more attractive for TV
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2

What does a milliner make?

A
Socks
B
Gloves
C
Shoes
D
Hats
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3

Which of these does not describe "oxidation"?

A
Rust
B
Corrosion
C
Trepidation
D
Formation of oxides
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4

"Yabba dabba doo" was a catch-phrase in which cartoon series?

A
The Teletubbies
B
The Flintstones
C
The Wombles
D
Bob The Builder
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5

Whose famous books include "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex", "The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals", " The Power of Movement in Plants" and "The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms"?

A
Charles Darwin
B
Dr Benjamin Spock
C
Sir Joseph Banks
D
Albert Einstein
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6

Which of these places is furthest from Perth, Australia?

A
Beijing, China
B
Bangkok, Thailand
C
Tokyo, Japan
D
Mumbai, India
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7

What kind of ship was the British ship HMS Hermes, laid down in January 1918, launched on 11 September 1919 but not commissioned until 1923, the first ship of its kind to be designed and built anywhere in the world?

A
Floating helicopter base
B
Submarine
C
Aircraft carrier
D
Battleship
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