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Daily Quiz #852

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 May 2011

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1

Which of these is in North America?

A
Caucasus Mountains
B
Pyrenees
C
Pamir Mountains
D
Appalachian Mountains
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2

Where was the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting held in the year 2000?

A
Chile
B
People's Republic of China
C
Mexico
D
Brunei
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3

What does SLR stand for when describing a camera?

A
Subordinate light reading
B
Separate lens: removeable
C
Single-lens reflex
D
Simple level reverse
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4

What did Ellen MacArthur achieve with "B&Q/Castorama" on 7 February 2005?

A
Won the Gold Cup for Steeplechase at the Cheltenham Festival
B
Broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe
C
Became the first woman to win a Scottish sheep dog trial
D
Broke the Water Speed Record at Coniston Water
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5

What becomes less dense as it soldifies?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Water
D
Helium
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6

Who knighted Ernest Rutherford, the New Zealand chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics?

A
George V
B
Victoria
C
Edward VIII
D
Elizabeth II
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7

What word is used to describe a grotesque stone carving with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building?

A
Greenday
B
Gargoyle
C
Gorilla
D
Garçon
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