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Daily Quiz #847

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 May 2011

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1

In the TV series, what was Blackadder's first name?

A
Egbert
B
Edwin
C
Edward
D
Edmund
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2

The fact that hot water freezes more quickly than cold water is known as what?

A
The China syndrome
B
The Mpemba effect
C
The Odessa file
D
Antiperistasis
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3

What does the P stand for in the abbreviation "VSOP"?

A
Port
B
Pale
C
Pretty
D
Parched
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4

Who, an ironmonger by trade, created the first practical steam engine to pump water from mineshafts?

A
George Stephenson
B
Robert Fulton
C
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
D
Thomas Newcomen
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5

Which of these is a Spanish possession on the African continent?

A
Singapore
B
Ceuta
C
Gibraltar
D
Gallipoli
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6

Which of these terms refers to part of a cricket pitch?

A
Fold
B
Crease
C
Pleat
D
Tuck
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7

For most of the history of Ancient Rome, the toga was a garment worn exclusively by male citizens. After the second century BC, what was the correct attire for female citizens?

A
Jerkin
B
Sari
C
Stola
D
Yashmak
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